Linwood is suburban community located in Atlantic County, approximately nine miles to the west of Atlantic City. The city has a total area of 4.1 square miles, and a population around 7,200. It is bounded by Northfield, Egg Harbor Township and Somers Point. The city is accessible by land via the Garden State Parkway, a major north-south artery, which is adjacent to the City and provides access to New York City, and via the Atlantic City Expressway, which is five miles distant and leads directly to Philadelphia. The Parkway going south connects with the Cape May-Lewes ferry service, which provides a convenient, modern method of crossing the Delaware Bay to points south. Atlantic City International Airport (approximately twenty miles distant) provides both commuter and regular air travel to major eastern cities and beyond.