A Look at Phillipsburg Rural Charm Outside the City

Phillipsburg is one of those small towns that when you hear about it, you want to immediately jump into your car, drive to the area and check it out.

Just read the description of their town on their website, www.phillipsburgnj.org: "Located on the Delaware River, in a beautiful setting of rolling hills, woodlands, and flowing waters, Phillipsburg, New Jersey offers the best of all worlds. Here, you can escape from crowded, impersonal developments, and find the joys of living in a close-knit community of families and friends, as you enjoy all the advantages of urban living, as well as rural atmosphere—from a quaint downtown waterfront shopping district, to a choice of nearby airports." The Phillipsburg area consists of the township of Phillipsburg, Alpha Borough, and the townships of Greenwich, Lopatcong, and Pohatcong. The area is situated in scenic Warren County.

Go Ahead, Get Your Keys…

If you're not looking to become Phillipsburg's newest resident, perhaps you might consider starting or relocating a business in this community. From an economic standpoint, Phillipsburg has had its ups and downs, but the last few years have definitely seen a peak in the two important "C's" for this city—commerce and customers.

Frank Geraghty, president of Graphic Action and Pro Signs on South Main Street, has owned his business for 18 years, all of which he has spent in Phillipsburg's downtown section.

"New business is moving in and new residents are moving in," says Geraghty. "The town has fostered development through the use of public and private funds, including a regional contribution agreement. They've fixed up buildings and it's bringing more customers and it's a benefit to all the businesses in the area."

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