Northfield is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. Northfield was incorporated as a city by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 21, 1905, from portions of Egg Harbor Township.
Northfield calls itself the “Gateway to the Shore”, just over the bridge from the beaches, and is located about 7 miles west of Atlantic City, bordering the municipalities of Pleasantville, Egg Harbor Township, Linwood and Margate. Northfield is home to Birch Grove Park, nestled in 271 heavily wooded acres dotted with stocked fresh water fishing lakes. Birch Grove Park features over 50 campsites, exercise and nature trails, a bandstand and an extensive children’s playground. Northfield also features a large bird sanctuary, dedicated to remaining open space in perpetuity.
Students in public school for pre-kindergarten through 8th grade are served by the Northfield Community Schools. Public school students in grades 9 – 12 attend the Mainland Regional High School, and which serves students from Linwood, Northfield and Somers Point. The high school is located in Linwood.