Medford Lakes NJ Residential Real Estate Properties
Looking for Single Family Homes, Townhomes, and Condos for sale in Medford Lakes Borough New Jersey, Burlington County, which is located in Southern New Jersey. Our Team of Real Estate Agents are available to assist you through the entire process. If you are looking for a Bank Owned Property or a Distressed Home, please check our page exclusively setup for Medford Lakes Distressed Properties.
Brief History for Medford Lakes
Medford Lakes was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on May 17, 1939, from portions of Medford Township. Medford Lakes is an independent municipality surrounded entirely by Medford Township, both located in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Medford Lakes was originally developed as a resort community in which all construction would be made of logs. Shiploads of cedar logs were imported and craftsmen fashioned them into palatial homes. Inside and out, the walls were of solid log. Some of the logs had their bark scraped off while other logs were used bark and all. Cedar, being a porous wood, is an excellent insulator so the cabins were cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The resort enjoyed an extended season because the big stone fireplaces could heat the rustic houses even in the chilliest weather.
Points of interest
- Annual Canoe Carnival
- Annual WALK MS - 2.7 Mile Walk to help raise money to Creating a World Free of Multiple Sclerosis
Medford Lakes Borough, New Jersey
In the late 1920’s, Medford Lakes was a very popular vacation community located in the New Jersey pines, some eighteen miles southeast of Camden and within easy reach of Philadelphia. One of Medford Lakes prominent citizens, Leon Todd, believed that a golf course was needed to provide its residents and summer visitors with a complete range of recreational and sporting opportunities In 1929, Leon Todd’s dream became a reality when the Medford Lakes Development Company acquired the 115 acre Shrider Farm. This group then hired a Scotsman, Alex Findlay, to design and build the original nine holes of the Medford Lakes Golf Club. Alexander H. Findlay, known by many as the “Father of American Golf”, was not only a top golfer for many years but, was a prolific golf course architect with at least two hundred designs to his credit, including such area courses as Tavistock, Llanerch Country Club and Burlington Country
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