Linwood, where more than 7,000 people reside, is located in Atlantic County, about nine miles west of Atlantic City. It borders Northfield, Egg Harbor Township and Somers Point and consists of a little more than four square miles.
Incorporated as a city in 1931, Linwood is governed by a mayor-council form of government. The mayor serves a four-year term while council members are elected for three-year terms that are served on a staggered basis. The recreation department in Linwood hosts various activities year-round including a Memorial Day parade, Easter Egg Hunt, and the city's bike parade on the Fourth of July. Children are invited to participate in soccer, baseball, street hockey, lacrosse, basketball, football, and cheerleading. Children residing in the city attend the Linwood Public Schools for preK through the eighth grade. After graduation from eighth grade, students attend Mainland Regional High School, which also serves kids in neighboring Somers Point and Northfield. Linwood is tiny but it does have several restaurants within city limits. Also, shopping and nightlife are available in nearby Atlantic City. There are lovely neighborhoods within Linwood, making it a great location for people to live in while commuting to jobs at the casinos or other coastal resort towns.