Berlin NJ Commercial Real Estate

berlin commercial real estateThe two Berlins, a borough and township in lower Camden County, New Jersey, have a conflicted story surrounding their former shared name of “Long-A-Coming,” some fascinating past and current residents. Today, there are great reasons why Berlin NJ commercial real estate could be right for you.

Berlin, NJ offers an ideal location both for residents and most every type of business. It’s close to the city of Philadelphia and just an hour away from our fabulous Jersey Shore. Several major highways offer easy access to Berlin, including I-295, U.S. Route 30, and NJ Route 73. Route 73 in particular is situated in a high traffic area for commuters, people shopping at nearby malls, or vacationers headed to the Jersey Shore, making it a great spot to offer high visibility for your restaurant or store.

Berlin is in the heart of a suburban, fairly densely populated area, and its proximity to popular destinations like Cherry Hill and Moorestown make it an ideal place to set up nearly any type of business.

A Brief History of Berlin Township NJ

Berlin Township, which was carved out of the adjacent Waterford Township in 1910, was itself cut roughly in half in 1927 to create its neighbor Berlin Borough. Their shared name dates to just after the U.S. Civil War and is believed to come from the capital of Germany, the birth place of many mid-19th Century European immigrants in the area. It’s before this change, however, when most of the controversy over the previous name of “Long-A-Coming” took place.

As is the case with many other southern New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania communities, the original inhabitants of the two Berlins were citizens of the Lenni Lenape Native American Nation. It’s the Lenni Lenape who offer the oldest of the two legends surrounding the name “Long-A-Coming.” The portion of a well-traveled Native American footpath that ran through the area from the Jersey Shore to the Delaware River was known as the Lonaconing Trail, a word the first Anglican settlers in the region pronounced “long-a-coming.”

Another story explaining the name’s origin comes from the area’s location midway along the colonial-era trek from the Delaware to the Atlantic. Travelers on foot and horseback, and later those in not-exactly luxurious stagecoaches, found the headwaters of the ocean-bound Great Egg Harbor River in the Berlin area to be an overdue respite that was “long-a-coming.”

Either way, the name was known throughout the region and – when Camden County was created from a segment of Gloucester County in 1844, the community of “Long-A-Coming” – then still part of Waterford Township – was selected as the county seat . . . only to be usurped four years later by the current domicile of the county government, Camden City.

Among the most well-known residents of these two communities are Ron Dayne and Kelly Ripa. Dayne, from Berlin Township, won the Heisman Trophy as the best college football player of 1999. A graduate of Overbrook High School and the University of Wisconsin, he played professionally for the New York Giants, Denver Broncos, and Houston Texans. Ripa, from Berlin Borough, is a long-time television star, first on the soap opera All My Children and most recently as half of the popular morning talk and variety show “Live with Kelly and . . .” During her tenure, the “and . . .” seat has been filled by Regis Philbin, Michael Strahan, and – currently – Ryan Seacrest.

As far as the rest of the population goes in the township and borough, Berlin Borough has the 17th most residents among the 37 Camden County municipalities, with 7,600, while Berlin Township is 21st, with 5,400 residents. There’s less of a difference, however, when it comes to size. Berlin Borough and Berlin Township are almost identical, area-wise, as the borough covers 3.6 square miles and the township is less than half a square mile smaller at 3.2 square miles. This puts them in 10th and 11th place on a largest-to-smallest list of the county’s municipalities.

When you are in the market for Berlin NJ commercial real estate, contact Wolf Commercial Real Estate. We are the foremost commercial real estate broker in the Berlin and South Jersey region, offering ideal and affordable locations for our business clients. We have the knowledge of the area you need and the experience to find the location that works best for you. Reach out to us for listings, property management services, marketing commercial offices, and much more!

Berlin NJ Commercial Real Estate Listings

  • 23 Harker Avenue
    Berlin, NJ 08009

    Medical/Professional Office Suites Available

    Property Type: Medical, Office

    Space Available:

    Suite 21 & 23: +/- 2,500 SF

    Suite 19 is fully leased

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  • Hillcrest Plaza
    421 Route 73
    Berlin, NJ 08009

    Highly Visible Retail Suites Available For Lease

    Property Type: Retail

    Space Available:

    Suite 3: +/-1,200 SF

    Suites 6-8: +/- 1,200 – 3,600 SF (Contiguous)

    • 1,200 SF former restaurant with equipment 

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  • Berlin Plaza
    175 Route 73 South
    Berlin, NJ 08091

    Highly Visible Retail Availabilities

    Property Type: Retail

    Space Available:

    +/-1,600 – 8,000 SF

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  • 591 Route 73 North
    Berlin, NJ 08091

    Premier 1.33 Acre Site Available For Sale

    Property Type: Land, Retail

    Space Available:

    +/- 1.33 Acres

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