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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Township
Township of Cherry Hill
Official seal of Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Seal
Motto: You couldn't pick a better place[1]
Location of Cherry Hill Township in Camden County.
Location of Cherry Hill Township in Camden County.
Census Bureau map of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
Coordinates: 39°54′17″N 74°59′49″W / 39.904611°N 74.997°W / 39.904611; -74.997Coordinates: 39°54′17″N 74°59′49″W / 39.904611°N 74.997°W / 39.904611; -74.997[2][3]
Country  United States of America
State  New Jersey
County Camden
Incorporated February 28, 1844, as Delaware Township
Renamed November 7, 1961, to Cherry Hill Township
Government[7]
 • Type Faulkner Act Mayor-Council
 • Mayor Charles M. "Chuck" Cahn (term ends December 31, 2015)[4][5]
 • Clerk Nancy Saffos[6]
Area[3]
 • Total 24.244 sq mi (62.792 km2)
 • Land 24.097 sq mi (62.410 km2)
 • Water 0.147 sq mi (0.382 km2)  0.61%
Area rank 113th of 566 in state
3rd of 37 in county[3]
Elevation[8] 39 ft (12 m)
Population (2010 Census)[9][10][11]
 • Total 71,045
 • Estimate (2013[12]) 71,722
 • Rank 14th of 566 in state
2nd of 37 in county[13]
 • Density 2,948.3/sq mi (1,138.3/km2)
 • Density rank 217th of 566 in state
24th of 37 in county[13]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 08002, 08003, 08034[14]
Area code(s) 856
FIPS code 3400712280[15][3][16]
GNIS feature ID 0882155[17][3]
Website www.cherryhill-nj.com

Cherry Hill is a township in Camden County, New Jersey, in the United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township had a population of 71,045,[9][10][11] reflecting an increase of 1,080 (+1.5%) from the 69,965 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 617 (+0.9%) from the 69,348 counted in the 1990 Census.[18] As of 2010, the township was the state's 15th most-populous municipality and the second-largest in Camden County (behind Camden, the county seat), after having been the state's 13th most-populous municipality as of the 2000 Census.[19]

Cherry Hill is in the Delaware Valley coastal plain about eight miles (11 km) southeast of Philadelphia. Cherry Hill is considered an edge city of Philadelphia.[20]

History[edit]

The area now known as Cherry Hill was originally settled by the Lenni-Lenape Native Americans who coexisted peacefully with the first settlers from England, Quaker followers of William Penn who arrived in the late 17th century.[21] The first settlement was a small cluster of homes named Colestown, in the perimeters of what is now the Colestown Cemetery on the corner of Route 41 (King's Highway) and Church Road. The municipality was founded on February 25, 1844, in Gloucester County as Delaware Township from half of the area of Waterford Township, and became part of Camden County at its creation some two weeks later on March 13, 1844.[22] At its territorial peak, Delaware Township was composed of modern-day North Camden, present-day Cherry Hill, Merchantville, and Pennsauken (including Petty's Island in the Delaware River). Portions of the township were taken to form Stockton Township (February 23, 1859) and Merchantville (March 3, 1874).[22]

The township grew explosively after World War II, and continued to grow until the 1980s. Today, the municipality's population is stable with new development generally occurring in pockets of custom luxury houses or through the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of commercial and industrial areas.

Origin of the name[edit]

Cherry Hill was a 19th-century farm on Kaighn Avenue / Route 38 which was owned by Abraham Browning. The farm property later became the Cherry Hill Inn (now an AMC-Loews movie theater complex), as well as an RCA office campus (now a shopping center), and today's Cherry Hill Towers and Cherry Hill Estates housing developments.[23]

Adding to the prevalence of the Cherry Hill name, developer Eugene Mori branded several properties using the name, including the Cherry Hill Inn and Cherry Hill Lodge hotels, Cherry Hill Apartments, and Cherry Hill Estates.[24] Cherry Hill Shopping Center (now known as Cherry Hill Mall) opened in 1961 opposite the old Cherry Hill Farm site, featuring 75 stores all in a single enclosed space.[25]

In time, the township also sought a new post office, but another New Jersey municipality was using the name Delaware Township. The postal service insisted on a name change, suggesting "Deltown", and Delaware Township mayors Christian Weber and John Gilmour pursued public write-in campaigns to select possible titles, from suggestions that included Chapel Hill, Cherry Valley and Delaware City.[26] The name 'Cherry Hill' was chosen by the township's citizens in a non-binding referendum in 1961, and was officially adopted November 7, 1961.[22]

Geography[edit]

Cherry Hill Township is located at 39°54′17″N 74°59′49″W / 39.904611°N 74.997°W / 39.904611; -74.997 (39.904611, −74.997). According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 24.244 square miles (62.792 km2), of which, 24.097 square miles (62.410 km2) of it was land and 0.147 square miles (0.382 km2) of it (0.61%) was water.[3][2]

Ashland (2010 population of 8,302[27]), Barclay (4,428[28]), Cherry Hill Mall (14,171[29]), Ellisburg (4,413[30]), Golden Triangle (4,145[31]), Greentree (11,367[32]), Kingston Estates (5,685[33]) and Springdale (14,518[34]) are census-designated places located within the township.[35] Other unincorporated communitys located within the township are Erlton and Woodcrest, one of Cherry Hill's oldest neighborhoods.

The township's eastern border with Burlington County is defined by the Pennsauken Creek. The creek separates Cherry Hill from the communities of Maple Shade Township, Evesham Township (and its Marlton neighborhood), and Mount Laurel Township.

The Cooper River forms the southern border with Haddon Township, Haddonfield Borough, and Lawnside Borough, through the Maria Barnaby Greenwald Park and parallel to the east-west Route 70.

To the north, Cherry Hill borders Merchantville Borough and Pennsauken Township, while Voorhees Township shares its southern border along County Route 544 (Evesham Road).

Climate[edit]

Cherry Hill has a humid subtropical climate, with cool to cold winters and hot, humid summers.

Climate data for Cherry Hill
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 41
(5)
46
(8)
55
(13)
66
(19)
76
(24)
86
(30)
88
(31)
86
(30)
79
(26)
68
(20)
56
(13)
46
(8)
66.1
(18.9)
Average low °F (°C) 23
(−5)
25
(−4)
32
(0)
41
(5)
50
(10)
60
(16)
65
(18)
63
(17)
56
(13)
44
(7)
36
(2)
28
(−2)
43.6
(6.4)
Precipitation inches (mm) 3.90
(99.1)
2.95
(74.9)
4.17
(105.9)
4.02
(102.1)
4.36
(110.7)
3.93
(99.8)
4.84
(122.9)
5.18
(131.6)
4.17
(105.9)
3.53
(89.7)
3.51
(89.2)
3.69
(93.7)
48.25
(1,225.5)
Source: [36]

Economy[edit]

Pinnacle Foods (brands Birds Eye, Vlasic, Swanson, Log Cabin, Duncan Hines, Mrs. Pauls, Van deKamps, Celeste, Lenders),[37] Subaru of America[38] and TD Bank, N.A.[39] have headquarters in Cherry Hill. Melitta USA has its coffee roasting plant in the township.[40]

Most adult citizens of Cherry Hill work elsewhere. Cherry Hill is a "bedroom community" within a half-hour commute to Philadelphia or Camden, and within an hour to Trenton, and Princeton. A lesser number of individuals commute to Atlantic City.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 2,577
1860 1,602 * −37.8%
1870 1,625 1.4%
1880 1,481 * −8.9%
1890 1,457 −1.6%
1900 1,679 15.2%
1910 1,706 1.6%
1920 2,331 36.6%
1930 5,734 146.0%
1940 5,811 1.3%
1950 10,358 78.2%
1960 31,522 204.3%
1970 64,395 104.3%
1980 68,785 6.8%
1990 69,348 0.8%
2000 69,965 0.9%
2010 71,045 1.5%
Est. 2013 71,722 [12] 1.0%
Population sources:1850-2000[41]
1850-1920[42] 1850-1870[43]
1850[44] 1870[45] 1880-1890[46]
1890-1910[47] 1910-1930[48]
1930-1990[49] 2000[50][51] 2010[9][10][11]
* = Lost territory in previous decade.[22]

2010 Census[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 71,045 people, 26,882 households, and 19,301 families residing in the township. The population density was 2,948.3 per square mile (1,138.3 /km2). There were 28,452 housing units at an average density of 1,180.7 per square mile (455.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the township was 78.06% (55,459) White, 6.14% (4,360) Black or African American, 0.11% (78) Native American, 11.69% (8,304) Asian, 0.02% (13) Pacific Islander, 1.83% (1,302) from other races, and 2.15% (1,529) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 5.64% (4,005) of the population.[9]

There were 26,882 households, of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.12.[9]

In the township, 23.0% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.1 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.[9]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $88,183 (with a margin of error of +/- $2,748) and the median family income was $105,786 (+/- $2,321). Males had a median income of $72,128 (+/- $2,699) versus $48,937 (+/- $3,321) for females. The per capita income for the township was $41,252 (+/- $1,504). About 3.0% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.[52]

2000 Census[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[15] there were 69,965 people, 26,227 households, and 19,407 families residing in the township. The population density was 2,884.9 people per square mile (1,114.0/km²). There were 27,074 housing units at an average density of 1,116.4 per square mile (431.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 84.67% White, 8.87% Asian, 4.46% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.70% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.54% of the population.[50][51]

There were 26,227 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.08.[50][51]

In the township the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males.[50][51]

According to a 2010 estimate, the median income for a household in the township was $87,392, and the median income for a family was $104,983. Males had a median income of $82,325 versus $49,129 for females. The per capita income for the township was $43,192. About 2.6% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.[50][51]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Created as Delaware Township in 1844, the community was first governed by a Township Committee. On May 19, 1951, the citizens adopted, in a special election, a Walsh Act Commission form of government, consisting of a three-member Board of Commissioners. In 1962, the Township's population passed the 30,000 mark and two additional Commissioners were elected. Following a study made by a Citizen's Advisory Committee, a special election was held in 1962.[53] The township voted to change its form of government to the Council-Manager Plan A under the Faulkner Act. Five Council members were elected at-large in a May election to serve concurrent four-year terms. The Council members elected one of their own as Mayor, and a Township Manager served as the Chief Administrator of the Township.[53]

By 1975, after a Charter Study Commission report and the passage of a ballot referendum, the township adopted the Council-Manager Plan B form of government. Two features of the government were changed: council members were to be elected every two years for overlapping terms of four years and the number of Council members would increase from five to seven.[53]

After a 1981 referendum, the government changed yet again, this time to a Mayor-Council Plan B form of government. A full-time 'strong' mayor was elected directly by the people and seven Council members were elected at-large for staggered four-year terms.[7][53]

The most recent change, resulting from a ballot referendum in November 1986, changed the elections from a non-partisan May election to a partisan November election.[53]

As of 2013, the Mayor of Cherry Hill is Charles M. "Chuck" Cahn (D, term of office ends December 31, 2015).[5] Members of the Township Council are Council President David Fleisher, Council Vice President Sara Lipsett, N. John Amato, Susan Shin Angulo, Jim Bannar, Melinda Kane and Jacquelene Silver.[54]

Mayors since 1962 referendum:

  • Bernard A. Platt (second term), 2002-2011 (D)
  • Arthur Simons, 2002-2003 (D)
  • Susan Bass Levin, 1988-2002 (D)
  • Maria Barnaby Greenwald (second term), 1981-1987 (D) (deceased)
  • Bernard A. Platt (first term), 1979-1980 (D)
  • Maria Barnaby Greenwald (first term), 1977-79 (D) (deceased)
  • Howard Gall, 1980-81 (D) (deceased)
  • Dr. John A. Rocco, 1975-77 (R)
  • John Holden, 1971-1975 (D)
  • John Gilmour, Jr., 1962-1971 (R) (deceased)

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Cherry Hill is located in the 1st Congressional District[55] and is part of New Jersey's 6th state legislative district.[10][56][57] Prior to the 2010 Census, Cherry Hill had been part of the 3rd Congressional District, a change made by the New Jersey Redistricting Commission that took effect in January 2013, based on the results of the November 2012 general elections.[58]

The seat for New Jersey's First Congressional District is currently vacant, having formerly been represented by Rob Andrews (D, Haddon Heights), who resigned on February 18, 2014.[59] New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Cory Booker (D, Newark; took office on October 31, 2013, after winning a special election to fill the seat of Frank Lautenberg)[60][61] and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).[62][63]

For the 2014-2015 Session, the 6th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by James Beach (D, Voorhees Township) and in the General Assembly by Louis Greenwald (D, Voorhees Township) and Pamela Rosen Lampitt (D, Cherry Hill).[64] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[65] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[66]

Camden County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders, its seven members elected at-large to three-year terms office on a staggered basis, with two or three seats coming up for election each year.[67] As of 2013, Camden County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. (Collingswood, term ends December 31, 2014)[68], Freeholder Deputy Director Edward McDonnell (Pennsauken Township, 2013)[69], Michelle Gentek (Gloucester Township, 2015)[70], Ian K. Leonard (Camden, 2015)[71], Scot N. McCray (Camden, 2014)[72], Jeffrey L. Nash (Cherry Hill, 2015)[73] and Carmen Rodriguez (Merchantville, 2013).[74][75][76] Constitutional officers elected countywide are County Clerk Joseph Ripa,[77] Sheriff Charles H. Billingham[78] and Surrogate Patricia Egan Jones.[79]

Politics[edit]

In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 61.4% of the vote here (23,765 cast), ahead of Republican John McCain, who received around 36.1% (13,966 votes), with 38,678 ballots cast among the township's 52,182 registered voters, for a turnout of 74.1%.[80]

In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 59.9% of the vote here (22,734 ballots cast), outpolling Republican George W. Bush, who received around 39.3% (14,923 votes), with 37,980 ballots cast among the township's 48,778 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 77.9.[81]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Democrat Jon Corzine received 50.8% of the vote here (12,046 ballots cast), ahead of both Republican Chris Christie with 42.7% (10,120 votes) and Independent Chris Daggett with 4.5% (1,073 votes), with 23,705 ballots cast among the township's 50,250 registered voters, yielding a 47.2% turnout.[82]

Emergency services[edit]

Police[edit]

The Cherry Hill Police Department (CHPD) is the third largest police department in the tri-county area. It employs over 130 sworn officers as well as 21 civilians. The current chief of the department is Rick Del Campo. The department's TRT (Tactical Response Team) responds to requests for the service of high risk warrants, the resolving of barricaded and/or hostage situations, and dealing with suicidal individuals just to name a few of their assignments. TRT responds to requests for mutual aid throughout the tri-county area as needed. CHPD is home to its own 9-1-1 public safety answering point (PSAP), when a resident of the township dials 9-1-1 they are routed directly to the CHPD, which provides a significant advantage in response time to the caller, the 9-1-1 center is the hub of the department's 800 MHz trunked radio system, as well as an advanced CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) system, and RMS (Records Management System). Both systems work together to provide patrol units up to date information directly to their patrol car computers. CHPD's Community Policing Unit provides many services for residents including child fingerprinting, neighborhood watches, and drug & alcohol awareness seminars.[83]

Fire department and EMS[edit]

The Cherry Hill Fire Department is a career department consisting of four engines, two ladders, one rescue unit, one technical rescue unit, one haz-mat unit, one foam tender, and other specialized equipment, as well as 4 EMS units. It also has two volunteer units, including the Cherry Hill Fire Police Unit[84] and the Special Services Unit ("Rehab 13")[85] which provides on scene support for the Cherry Hill Fire Department as well as throughout South Jersey.[86] The Fire Director is Patrick Kelly, who was appointed in 2012. The department also provides emergency medical services (EMS). The only hospital in Cherry Hill is Kennedy Memorial Hospital, located on Chapel Avenue. Residents also have access to nearby Virtua Hospitals in Voorhees Township, Marlton and Berlin as well as Cooper Hospital and Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden.

Fire companies[edit]

Fire companies in Cherry Hill are:[87]

  • Engine 22 is located on North Kings Highway and Chelton Parkway. It was built in 2005 and began operating in 2006. This is Cherry Hill's newest fire station.[88]
  • Station 2 (built by Erlton Fire Company No. 1) is located on Route 70. It was established in 1927.[89]
  • Station 3 (original headquarters for Deer Park Fire Company, now Cherry Hill Fire Department Headquarters) is located on Marlkress Road and Route 70. It was built in 1972, with expansion and renovation in 2010.[90]
  • Station 4 (known as Springdale Station and built by Ashland Fire Co. #2) is located at 1000 Springdale Road and was established in October 1976. The station was renovated in 2009.[91]
  • Station 5 (built by Church Road Fire Co.) is located at Route 38 and Church Road. It was built in 1926 and was renovated in the 1950s.[92]
  • Station 6 (built by Woodcrest Fire Co.) is located on Burnt Mill Road and Haddonfield-Berlin Road. It was built in 1967.[93]
  • Station 8 (built by Deer Park Fire Company) is located on Cropwell Road. It was built in 1968. Currently, it houses the Deer Park Fire Company "Rehab 13" unit.[94]

Civil Air Patrol[edit]

The Jack Schweiker Composite Squadron, located at the Cherry Hill Army National Guard Armory is the Cherry Hill component of the Civil Air Patrol, a Congressionally chartered, federally supported, non-profit corporation that serves as the official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force. The Squadron has about 60 members, 40 of which are cadets and 20 of which are senior members.[95]

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

The Cherry Hill Public Schools operates 19 schools including an early childhood center, twelve elementary schools, three middle schools, two traditional high schools, and an alternative high school. With a student population of approximately 12,000, Cherry Hill's is the 12th-largest school district in the state of New Jersey and one of the largest suburban districts.[96] The district has grown by about 2,000 students since the late 1990s, and employs 1,400 (about 1,000 teachers plus administration and staff). The District is governed by a volunteer Board of Education which consists of nine citizens elected at-large to three-year terms on a staggered basis, with three seats coming up for election each year as part of the November general election.

For the 2001-02 school year, Cherry Hill High School East received the Blue Ribbon Award from the U.S. Department of Education.[97] Three of the district's schools have been named as "Star Schools" by the New Jersey Department of Education: Cherry Hill High School East (1999–2000),[98] Thomas Paine Elementary School (2002–03)[99] and Clara Barton Elementary School (2003–04).[100] Also, Cherry Hill High School West began offering the International Baccalaureate Program in 2001. This program remained in Cherry Hill High School West until it was phased out after the 2007-2008 school year. The district has five Best Practices Award Winners. SAT scores far exceed state and national averages, with Cherry Hill High School East's average SAT score of 1668, ranking 41st in the state, and West's 1,529 average ranking 124th in New Jersey, out of 349 schools with students taking the test that year.[101] In 2010, the graduation rate approached 100% (98.3% for East, and 99.7% for West, in 2009-10) and approximately 95% of graduates are continuing their education at two- or four-year colleges (95.3% for East and 90.7% for West in 2009-10).[102][103] In Newsweek's America's Best High Schools 2013, Cherry Hill West was ranked 1225 (top 6%) and Cherry Hill East was ranked 354 (top 2%) out of 21,000 public high schools in the U.S.[104]

Cherry Hill's school district offered the International Baccalaureate certificate and diploma program at Cherry Hill West beginning in 2001, but phased it out at the conclusion of the 2007-08 school year. The IB Primary Years Programme is offered at Bret Harte, Joseph D. Sharp, James F. Cooper and Thomas Paine Elementary Schools. This program is also a part of the IB Middle Years Programme offered for grades 6-8 at Rosa International Middle School (RIMS).[105]

Private schools[edit]

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden operates Resurrection School, a Pre-K to 8 elementary school resulting of the merger of St. Peter Celestine School and Queen of Heaven School, as well as Camden Catholic High School for grades 9-12.[106][107]

The King's Christian School is a private Christian fully accredited PreK-12 institution founded as the Christian Day School of Camden County in 1946.[108]

Politz Day School is a private Modern Orthodox Jewish day school serving early childhood through middle school students, co-located with and supported by Congregation Sons of Israel.[109]

Colleges and universities[edit]

Camden County College operates one of its three campuses at the William G. Rohrer Center at Route 70 East and Springdale Road.[110]

Public library[edit]

The Cherry Hill Public Library is an agency of the Township's municipal government. At 72,000 square feet (6,700 m2), Cherry Hill's library is among the largest municipal libraries in New Jersey. The current facility was completed in December 2004 to replace the 1966 Malcolm Wells-designed structure at 1100 King's Highway North.[111]

Parks and recreation[edit]

Signage for Cherry Hill Parks

Cherry Hill has 51 public parks, plus three parks owned by Camden County. Most parks have playground equipment, basketball courts, tennis courts, walking paths, and athletic fields. Croft Farm, which was originally a working mill and farm, is the only park with an arts center. It was originally built in 1753, and is a historic landmark in Cherry Hill. The farmhouse underwent many changes throughout the years, including an expansion in 1816. The property was sold to the township in 1985. It was formed into the Cherry Hill Arts Center in 1995, which serves the community for art classes, seminars, and concerts produced by the Cherry Hill Recreation Department.[112]

Golf courses[edit]

Woodcrest Country Club and Merchantville Country Club are private country clubs in Cherry Hill. Woodcrest Country Club was sold at a bankruptcy auction in spring 2013, and as of fall of 2013, its future remained unclear.[113]

Transportation[edit]

The New Jersey Turnpike passes through Cherry Hill Township. The Walt Whitman rest area (southbound at milepost 30.2) is located in the township, but the closest interchange is exit 4 in neighboring Mount Laurel Township.[114]

Interstate 295 has three exits in the township. Exit 34A/B is Route 70 (Marlton Pike); exit 32 is CR 561 (Haddonfield-Berlin Road); and exit 31 goes directly to the Woodcrest station of the PATCO high-speed commuter rail line, which travels from 15-16th & Locust Streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Lindenwold.

Other major highways in Cherry Hill include Route 38, Route 41, and Route 154.

New Jersey Transit bus service is available to and from Philadelphia on the 317, 404, 405, 406, 407 and 409 routes, with local service on the 450, 451, 455 and 457 routes.[115] BoltBus provides express service to and from New York City.

The NJT Atlantic City Line, traveling on the Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Line route, stops at the Cherry Hill station, located on the west side of the tracks between the Garden State Pavilion shopping center and the newer development on the grounds of the former Garden State Racetrack.

Notable people[edit]

Rankings[edit]

  • In 2006, Cherry Hill was named among the 'Best Places to Live' in the United States by Money Magazine[116] and was ranked eighth safest place to live in the same survey.[117]
  • Cherry Hill was also named among the 'Best Places to Live' in the Philadelphia region for 2006 by Philadelphia magazine (see magazine print edition, October 2006).

Culture[edit]

References[edit]

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