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    Fort Dix, NJ Local Information

    Fort Dix is located on the western side of base, closest to the towns and townships in Burlington County, New Jersey, such as Pemberton Township, population 27,900, New Hanover Township (7,385), Mount Holly Township (9,540), and North Hanover Township (7,680). The nearest major city is Trenton, population 84,900, at about 17 miles north of base.

    Local Rental Prices: The average price to rent a home in Pemberton is in the range of $720-$860, with a median of about $780 each month. The price in Bordentown is anywhere from $775-$1,120, with a median of $950.

    Local Housing Prices: The average cost to purchase a home in the Burlington County area is about $270,200 compared to $339,200 for New Jersey.

    Short Description of the Area: New Jersey is unique in having "townships" that are basically equal to towns and cities but have their choice of several types of governing styles. Many townships also have smaller communities within their borders. Trenton is the capital city of New Jersey and is located in Mercer County. It is the 10th largest city in the state and has much more entertainment and activities than most of the smaller communities just outside of base. Fort Dix is less than an hour east of the Delaware River which makes up the Pennsylvania-New Jersey border. Philadelphia is about an hour west of base and New York City is an hour and a half north; both cities provide much more to do and see than can be summed up here.

    Climate and Weather: The climate near Fort Dix is classified as humid subtropical or humid continental, meaning 4 distinct seasons and hot, humid summers and cold, damp winters. The average temperature in July is about 74 degrees Fahrenheit, while January is about 28.9 degrees F. The annual precipitation is around 46-48 inches and is fairly spread out over the entire year. The average snowfall is about 19 inches per year. Hurricanes and tornadoes do occur here and the chance is much greater in this area than in New Jersey as a whole, so make sure to be prepared just in case.