The City of North Wildwood covers an area 1.8 square miles along the southern New Jersey Coast on land identified as "Five Mile Beach". It shares this "beach" with the City of Wildwood, the Boroughs of West Wildwood and Wildwood Crest, and a portion of Lower Township. The City is located in Cape May County, approximately 30 miles south of Atlantic City and ten miles north of Cape May City. North Wildwood was incorporated in 1917 as a city from what had previously been known as Anglesea Borough and North Wildwood Borough. North Wildwood has a Mayor- council form of government. The voters elect a mayor and seven council members. The Mayor serves a four year term while six councilmembers are elected from wards for three year terms on a staggered basis and one at large council member is elected for a two year term. Under this form of government, the council functions as a legislative body: it must pass ordinances and approve the appointments of the Mayor. The mayor, as executive, is responsible for administrative functions and appointment of all officials.