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 Camden County in 2019:
- Cherry Hill
- Haddon Township
- Haddon Heights Borough
- Laurel Springs Borough
This vibrant downtown in Camden County is just a short drive from Philly and the Delaware Valley, but you don’t have to go “off campus” to find great restaurants, Victorian homes and lots of shopping.
Venture beyond the main drag to Pennypacker Park to hang by Hopkins Pond (the first-ever almost complete dinosaur skeleton in the continent was found here!) or Cooper River Park, which boasts a playground, volleyball courts, softball fields, mini-golf, a dog park, sculpture garden and plenty of places to picnic.
Haddonfield also has a colorful art scene, thanks to mainstays like the Markeim Arts Center (go here for ceramics workshops, kids classes and exhibitions) and LaBelle Art Gallery, Gifts and Framing (this spot specializes in African American art and fine art). With such rich culture right in town, it’s no surprise the town high school has a graduation rate of 98.1 percent, not to mention a college enrollment rate of more than 87 percent.