Cumberland County Winner: DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP
Charming family-owned and operated farms span this 18 square mile township in Cumberland County, peppered with a range of parks and open spaces. This rural gem has plans to expand and grow, but treasures its current quality of life: a close-knit town abuzz with activity.
Residents can play doubles at Frank LoBiondo Sr. Park’s refurbished tennis courts, play baseball on the open fields or hit the asphalt for street hockey. Hit one of the other three parks, like Carmel Park, to shoot some hoops or monkey around on the playground.
Teens spend their adolescent years at Cumberland Regional High School in Bridgeton, where they can choose to participate in academy programs, which focus on certain fields like agriculture, biomedical life sciences, justice studies and more.
Fun fact: The township is named after Deerfield, Massachusetts.
Click here to see other county-wide winners, including Hopewell, Millville and Bridgeton. When ranking the most family-friendly towns in NJ, we weighed factors like school quality, safety, affordability and diversity, among other things. Here are the 10 towns that topped our list in Cumberland County in 2019: