The Township of West Milford Established the Economic Development Commission to provide guidance on the economic growth of the Township. For specific information about the Commission, its meetings, and activities please see the Commission page on this website - here. West Milford is truly unique within the New York metro area for individuals and businesses seeking open space, low density population, and a high quality of life. The Commission also hopes to identify actions that may improve the economic health and attractiveness of the Township
West Milford is only 35 miles driving distance from New York City making it an attractive option for commuting to NY or northern NJ. Whether you want to view the scenic Appalachian foothills, relax by one of West Milford’s many tranquil lakes, or raise a family in a good school system with low crime, you will probably find a West Milford property within your budget at a fraction of the cost of urban living. If you really miss the city you can quickly drive, take NJ Transit, or just climb one of our peaks to view Manhattan through picturesque West Milford foliage. We doubt you'll miss it for long.
West Milford's Monksville Reservoir - YouTube Courtesy of Darnell Greene
West Milford is one of the few pristine, clean, eco-friendly areas in the New York metro area still largely in its native state. West Milford is home to a wide variety of natural plants, majestic trees, scenic mountains and wildlife including New Jersey’s burgeoning population of black bears. Over 40 lakes and undeveloped and protected forests cover nearly 2/3 of the Township. With around 26,000 people spread over 80 square miles West Milford offers probably the lowest population density in the entire metro area.
This isn’t your father’s dial-up or DSL. Vendors within West Milford offer lightning fast broadband access to run your business, host or connect to your servers, or simply browse. West Milford has the infrastructure you need to run a technology business or other sophisticated business without the high costs and rent of an urban environment in a setting your employees will love. Spend less and get more in West Milford, while offering your employees great options for recreation and housing.
West Milford’s Greenwood Lake is one of only three lakes in the New York metro area offering public access for boating that includes motor boats. Marinas offer boat rentals, sailing lessons, restaurants, mooring, and fuel.
There are over 40 lakes and hundreds of miles of trails for you to enjoy. Fish species include bass, walleye, tiger muskie, panfish, muskellunge and many others
Residents enjoy numerous Top Drawer golf courses within minutes of the Township. There are nearby slopes and trails to enjoy both downhill skiing, and cross country skiing. And there is a nearby range to enjoy trap and skeet shooting.