Glassboro is a small borough in central New Jersey located a short distance from some of the area's most important and most vibrant cities. A suburban community, Glassboro is located just 15 miles south of Philadelphia and 20 miles east of Wilmington, Delaware. These urban centers, offering an abundance of opportunities, entertainment and culture, are main attractions to rentals in the Glassboro area.
In addition, homes for rent in the borough allow new residents to become part of a town with a rich history, pleasant neighborhoods, beautiful natural scenery and a full schedule of community events. Among the most popular areas in Philadelphia, Glassboro is home to nearly 18,600 residents, who are able to keep busy with the borough's many recreational options.
For local entertainment, Glassboro residents are invited to participate in the community's many public events. Throughout the summer, the borough holds celebrations like the Free Concert in South Delsea Drive Park, Summer Fest at Glassboro Marketplace, and the Annual Cruise Night Car Show.
The Glassboro community was first established in 1779. As its name suggests, the borough thrived and grew due to its success in glass manufacturing. In fact, the town was known as Glass Works in the Woods, before New Jersey officially incorporated it as a township in 1878.
With the glass factories now gone, the community is centered around Rowan University, its top employer. Houses for rent are available near the university's beautiful campus, in the downtown business district, or near the scenic Glassboro Wildlife Management area in the southeast corner of the borough. This nature area is composed of a swamp forest with streams, ponds and several cleared fields. Visitors are welcome to walk through paths lined with laurel, blueberry and wild azalea bushes and seek out rare bird species, including the scarlet tanager, northern parula and American redstart.
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