at a glance:
- Major Cities: Cherry Hill, Haddonfield
- Landmarks/National Monuments/Parks: Adventure Aquarium, Walt Whitman Cultural Arts Center, Wiggins Park Riverstage and Marina
- Major Industry: Civil Service, Education, Healthcare
- Counties: Atlantic, Burlington, Gloucester
Camden real estate continually attracts new residents to the Garden State. Situated
just over the Delaware River from
Philadelphia, Camden County is one of twenty-one counties that make up the
state of New Jersey. The county, with a population
of roughly half a million, was incorporated in 1844 and named after Charles Pratt,
the Earl of Camden. The county seat is the city of Camden. Real estate in the area
is readily accessible to jobs in Philadelphia, whose three biggest employers are
education, government, and healthcare.
Cherry Hill Township, recently ranked
by CNN Money as the 47th Best Place to Live and the 8th Safest Place to Live, is
one of Camden’s more attractive residential suburbs. Although it is best known for
the Cherry Hill Mall, the East Coast’s first enclosed shopping mall, the township
also boasts nineteen award-winning public schools and a drop-out rate of close to
zero. In fact, Cherry Hill Township is the first school district in the Northeast
to offer International Baccalaureate programs from grades K-12. At the heart of
Cherry Hill Township is the Garden State Park, a defunct racetrack that is currently
being converted into a 225-acre pedestrian-friendly mixed-use retail and residential
community. With so much to offer, it’s easy to see why many looking for Camden real
estate choose Cherry Hill.
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Despite its big-city amenities and its convenient access to both
Philadelphia and Camden, real estate in Cherry
Hill Township advocates “Smart Growth,” which seeks to achieve environmental
balance by avoiding over-development. The township’s 70,000 residents and 4,000
businesses share space with close to 50 parks and recreational facilities. Words
like “quiet” and “clean” are used to describe its neighborhoods, many of which offer
such desirable perks as wooded lots, golf course views, and excellent schools.
Like Cherry Hill Township, Haddonfield is another
Camden suburb that has managed to hold on to a sense of community while still capitalizing
on its proximity to major centers of employment. Haddonfield’s small-town charm
is evident in the coffee houses and sidewalk cafés that line its streets, and the
more than 200 stores and galleries that have helped earn its reputation as one of
the best places to shop in the Delaware Valley. History is also important to the
11,000 residents of Haddonfield, and the borough’s rich heritage is carefully preserved
in the more than 480 sites that make up the Haddonfield Historic District. One of
these sites is the Indian King Tavern, which became the state’s first State Historic
Site in 1903, although ironically, the borough has not issued a liquor license to
any Haddonfield establishment since Prohibition.
While a number of other suburbs make up Camden County, they all have one thing in
common: location. With Philadelphia just over the river and Camden down the road,
the busy Camden County commuter is only ever minutes away from the comforts of home.
To find a home in Camden County, contact one of Long & Foster’s Camden real estate