Many people identify Buena Vista Township by the area they live in, such as Buena, Richland, Milmay, East Vineland, Newtonville, Collings Lakes, New Kuban, Lake Ann, or Buena Acres. Buena Vista Township is served by 10 post offices including: Buena, Milmay, Richland, Newtonville, Williamstown, Newfield, Mays Landing, Minotola, Landisville and Vineland. We are located in the western end of Atlantic County on the border with Cumberland and Gloucester counties. Our voters cast ballots in New Jersey’s 2nd Legislative District and nationally in the 2nd Congressional District. Our community has two telephone area codes (609) and (856). The Richland Village Project broke ground on November 23, 2004. It includes redevelopment along US Route 40 and the restoration of excursion train service which started again on October 8, 2005. Richland Village is also home of the Patcong Valley Model Railroad and the 100 year old Richland General Store.
At the writing of this brief history, Buena Vista Township is 145 years old. In 1967, the 100th Anniversary of the Township was celebrated and was quite a festive occasion. As a resident of Buena Vista Township, you can feel proud of the history and culture that your community has inherited.