Hi, Anna. I live in the Erskine Lakes area of Ringwood, a town next to West Milford. I've lived here for 30 years as a home owner and am very familiar with West Milford. I don't know where you are from, but you will find West Milfod about 5 to 7 degrees colder than Bergen County, NJ, if you are familiar with that area. Consequently you will get more snow, but it's also much cleaner and prettier to look at!. If you enjoy clean air and nature I think you will love West Milford.I really don't know of areas that flood, but make sure you get a good home inspection. Good luck in your search.