Located just southwest of Philadelphia in Cumberland County, New Jersey, the City of Vineland is home to more than 60,000 people and approximately 4,000 businesses. Vineland is a culturally diverse community filled with wonderful, giving people, a friendly business environment, and a cost of living well below the state average. Tradition and pride keep Vineland’s small-town character flourishing, while a commitment to progress has the city poised for continued growth.
Government and community leaders are diligent in providing residents with the best in education, health care, residential life, recreation, and other amenities that shape the quality of life here. Vineland is synonymous with treasured history, diverse culture, scenic beauty, and cutting-edge business opportunities.
We invite you to discover what sets Vineland apart! Our location in the heart of the northeast corridor, our warm and welcoming lifestyle, and our uncongested environment, make Vineland a great place to live, visit, or do business. In fact, Vineland was selected as “The garden-est city” in New Jersey according to the national real estate website Movoto.com, and has twice been named among the “Best Places to Live in New Jersey” by Money Magazine.
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Vineland is home to the premier produce auction in the eastern United States. The Vineland Cooperative Produce Auction Association, Inc. was founded on April 23, 1931 and continues to be a vital operating entity. The Auction is the largest produce auction on the east coast of the United States and serves as an assembly and distribution point for a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.Following are additional awards and recognitions of significance:
- 2019 – The Delsea Drive-in theater is named one of the nation’s top 14 Nostalgic Places and Getaways to visit by www.expedia-aarp.com which are like “time capsules from the past.”
- 2018 – Vineland is named a Top Ten Food Processing Employment Leader by the national business publication Business Facilities.
- 2018 – The Landis Theater is named one of the top 25 must-see buildings in the State of New Jersey by USA Today Travel and the American Institute of Architects.
- 2017 – Vineland achieved Sustainable Jersey Bronze Certification.
- 2017 – Vineland is ranked as one of the best towns in New Jersey to buy a home according to a LendEDU.com study.
- 2017 – Vineland Department of Health and its partners at the Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA, and Stockton University received the inaugural Population Health Hero Award from the New Jersey Department of Health for their model Live Healthy Vineland project.
- 2016 – Vineland is named a Top Five location for Food Processing and Production by the national business publication Expansion Solutions
- 2015 – Vineland Fire Department Fire Station No. 1 was recognized by Firehouse magazine as part of their 2nd Annual Station Design Awards Showcase in the Volunteer/Combination category. The awards recognized outstanding fire and emergency services facilities from across North America.
- 2015 – Vineland Department of Health received the Model Practice Award from the National Association of County and City Health Officials for their work in establishing “Mobile Retail Food Establishment Applications and Procedures.”
- 2014 – Vineland Municipal Utilities Director Joe Isabella is selected as the CEO of the Year by Electric Light & Power magazine in the Small Utility Division.
- 2014 – The Landis Marketplace and its development partners the City of Vineland Economic Development Department, the Vineland Development Council, and the Vineland Downtown Improvement District, was selected for the top Public-Private Economic Development Award at the 2014 NJ Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development.
- 2014 – Petway Elementary School was one of only 41 schools in the nation to be named a National School of Character by the Character Education Partnership.
- 2014 – Vineland is named one of the top 10 most affordable cities by the National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo.
- 2013 – Vineland is named the “Garden-est” city in New Jersey by com.
- 2013 – Cumberland County College in Vineland was ranked as the number one community college in the Delaware Valley and number 29 in the United States by Washington Monthly
- 2013 – Vineland Department of Health was recognized by the U.S Food and Drug Administration as the first health agency in the United States to complete the FDA’s Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards.
- 2013 – D’Ippolito Elementary School was one of only 13 schools in the nation to receive a National Partnership School Award from the National Network of Partnership Schools at Johns Hopkins University.
- 2012 – Vineland Electric Utility was ranked in the top 10 in the nation in solar power production per customer by the Solar Electric Power Association.
- 2011 – Vineland Electric Utility was ranked number one in the nation in solar power production per customer by the Solar Electric Power Association.
- 2010 – Landis Sewerage Authority receives a National Energy Star Award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
The Vineland Public Schools system is one of the largest in the state of New Jersey. Our district is comprised of 18 schools – preschool through grade 12 – which provide excellent educational opportunities to more than 11,000 students. The district includes a dedicated staff of teachers who utilize progressive technology programs to meet the needs of 21st century learners. There are also many private school options available.
For those pursuing higher education, Vineland is home to Cumberland County College, which enrolls nearly 4,000 students and is ranked among the top 50 community colleges in the nation and number one in New Jersey. Students can choose from 125 career and transfer programs of study, associate degrees, and certificate programs. In addition, the college’s university center offers on campus partnership programs enabling students to earn graduate or undergraduate degrees from a variety of prominent universities including Fairleigh Dickinson University, Montclair State University, Wilmington University, Seaton Hall University, and Georgian Court University.
Online partnerships include the University of Delaware, Drexel University, Franklin University, Georgian Court University, Grand Canyon University, the University of Maryland University College, the University of Phoenix, Pierce College, Rutgers University, Strayer University, Thomas Edison State University, and St Joseph University.
Adjacent to the college is the state-of-the-art Cumberland County Technical Education Center which fully integrates academic and technical disciplines, offering students and adults looking for a new career many new options, and the training needed for today’s competitive job market.
Anchored by the Inspira Medical Center, which is part of the Inspira Health Network, Vineland has emerged as a major medical hub in the southern New Jersey region. With a member staff of more than 500 physicians, nurses, and support personnel, this 262-bed, inpatient hospital is part of a 62 acre integrated medical campus, which includes a diagnostic and treatment center, an ambulatory care center, a cancer center, and a medical infusion center. Inspira Medical Center Vineland was recently recognized by “The Leapfrog Group” as a Top Teaching Hospital. Widely recognized as one of the most competitive hospital distinctions in the United States, this honor further validates Inspira’s excellence in patient safety, quality, and overall experience.
The Inspira medical campus is supported by a full spectrum of outpatient facilities and health centers including the HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, the Center for Diagnostic Imaging, CompleteCare Health Network, the Cumberland County Guidance Center, and a number of walk-in clinics strategically placed throughout the city.
Vineland is also served by a variety or primary and specialty care providers. From general practitioners, eye care specialists, and dentists; to counselors, physical therapists, and home care providers; the health needs of Vineland residents are thoroughly met.
With reasonable housing costs, and access to great educational and recreational opportunities, Vineland is a great place to live. Here you will find a variety of settings and housing styles including architectural homes, working farms, brick homes, and a wealth of moderate and executive housing, which reflect the unique character of the community.
Our median home cost is 46% less than the New Jersey average, and rental rates are 14% less. Vineland was named one of the top 10 most affordable small cities in the country by the National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo, and was ranked among the best towns in New Jersey to buy a home according to a LendEdu.com study.
Additionally, low-maintenance home ownership is available in various condominium and townhome developments, and plenty of rental options are offered through area apartment complexes and private residences.
If you’re looking for a place to enjoy your retirement, there are a number of excellent over-55 retirement communities, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes in the area.