10 NJ Towns So Small, Thornton Wilder Wouldn’t Know What to Write

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NJSpotlight.com has come out with a list — because everyone comes out with a list sooner or later — that pays tribute to 10 towns that “keep the ‘small’ in ‘small-town life.'” For our geocentric purposes, let’s take a look at the towns closest to the Greater Philadelphia area — or at least close to our hearts at the Jersey Shore:

Tavistock Borough, Camden County
“Tavistick Borough takes up exactly 0.3-square-miles of land and has a total of four houses.”

Pine Valley Borough, Camden County
“The borough’s 12 year-round residents are protected by one lone police car.”

Cape May Point, Cape May
“With a year-round population of 291…the post office doesn’t deliver mail: Residents walk or bike to pick up their letters and parcels.”

Mantoloking Borough, Ocean
“Mantoloking may be small but it’s definitely on the map…Sadly, the borough is rebuilding after it was ravaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and all houses were either damaged or completely destroyed.”

Harvey Cedars Borough, Ocean
“There are no hotels. In summer, the population swells to about 2,000.”

Corbin City, Atlantic
“It does not contain a school district and has only 12 businesses.”


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