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 Gloucester County in 2019:
- Mantua Township
- Harrison Township
- South Harrison
- East Greenwich
- Logan Township
- Washington Township
- West Deptford
About Mantua Township
Mantua is a Gloucester County suburb all about community. Schools prioritize character education up to 6th grade, and host an annual Big Night Out featuring food vendors, a fun run, live music and more. Past town events also include food truck festivals, Earth Day cleanups and holiday tree lightings.
Mantua is also home to four stunning parks that kids and grown-ups adore. Visit Tall Pines State Preserve, 110 acres spanning ponds, wetlands and tons of unique birds, or Chestnut Branch Park for biking, tennis, basketball and a playground. Mantua Creek was named after the Native American word for frog, “manta,” thanks to the chorus of croaking critters that would come every year.
The Telford Inn, a historic town staple built dating back to the 1800s, is now home to bar trivia, signature cocktails, Sunday brunch and all-week dinner offerings like one-pound orders of mussels and award-winning slow roast prime rib. Sal’s Pizza & Restaurant is a no-brainer for families with picky eaters.