Burlington County Winner: MOORESTOWN
Think open space and breathtaking historic homes just minutes from Philadelphia in Burlington County. Nature-loving kids will have a blast growing up here, thanks to the many parks, hiking trails and wildlife. Faves include Boundary Creek Natural Resource Area, a 34-acre park complete with bird watching opps and a butterfly garden, and Strawbridge Lake Park, a 70-acre property offering kayaking, canoeing and boat launches.
On the main drag, you’ll find businesses and cultural hubs alike, including the Moorestown Community House, the central town hub that’s been up since 1926. Featuring the famous ballroom, the House is home to indoor swim programs, the town library and various community events.
Schools are run with three goals in mind: excellence, equity and engagement. High school arts and tech offerings include robotics, architecture, mechanical engineering and video production. Favorite spots to eat include Maurizio’s Bistro (pizza and Italian staples), Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar (upscale farm-to-table fare) and Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, conveniently located at the Moorestown Mall (steakhouse).
Fun Fact: Quakers have a long history in Moorestown and Burlington County, as they built the town’s first two schools in 1785 hence the school’s sport teams are called The Quakers.