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The Best South Jersey Towns for Families

Relocating can be stressful for anyone, but it is especially difficult when you have young children.

After all, you want to be in a neighborhood where your children can explore, go to great schools, and be safe playing in the streets.

Sinclair Moving and Storage’s South Jersey movers know the area quite well, and they know which neighborhoods families prefer over the ones that are less family-friendly.

When you are house hunting in South Jersey, make sure to consider some of the best-ranked cities, which were featured in the New Jersey Family April 2016 list.

What South Jersey Towns Ranked Best for Families?

Atlantic County

Atlantic County is best known for Atlantic City — the place where adults visit and enjoy time at the casinos. However, there are family-friendly neighborhoods within Atlantic County, including Linwood City. Linwood City had a population of 7,109 and ranked 92 in the Top 500.

Other Atlantic County cities listed include:

  • Galloway (#194)
  • Hammonton (#197)
  • Egg Harbor (#242)
  • Weymouth (#253)
  • Northfield (#294)
  • Margate (#320)
  • Buena (#329)
  • Absecon City (#330)

Burlington County

Burlington County is one of the largest counties by area in New Jersey, and it is part of the Mount Holly Township. While much larger than other counties, it offers a small-town feel. The highest ranked Burlington County city was Chesterfield, with a population just over 7,600. They ranked at 85 on the list of 500 top cities.

Other Burlington County areas that ranked well include:

  • Medford Lakes (#86)
  • New Hanover (#88)
  • Medford (#135)
  • Mount Laurel (#136)
  • Mansfield (#155)
  • Evesham (#168)
  • Shamong (#172)

Camden County

Camden County is best known for the breathtaking parks, and plenty of their cities made the list for great places to live with families.

The highest ranked city in Camden is Haddonfield, which came in at 63.

Other high-ranking cities in Camden County include:

  • Gibbsboro (#102)
  • Haddon Heights (#190)
  • Voorhees (#208)
  • Cherry Hill (#222)
  • Haddon (#228)
  • Berlin Boro (#235)

Cape May County

Cape May County is located at the southern tip of New Jersey, and when you venture out to the Cape May Peninsula at night, you can catch a breathtaking sunset.

It is part of Ocean City and has plenty of family-friendly areas. The highest ranked for Cape May County was Upper Cape May with a population of 12,283 and ranked at 143 in the list.

Other cities that made the list include:

  • Dennis (#152)
  • Avalon (#281)
  • Cape May (#327)
  • Ocean City (#339)

Cumberland County

Cumberland County is a quaint, small town, with Bridgeton being one of the cutest little areas to visit. When it comes to cities inside Cumberland County, there are a few that are especially family-friendly. Lawrence Township was listed at 196 with its population of 3,268. It is extremely small, safe, and just about everyone knows their neighbor’s name.

Other Cumberland locations include:

  • Bridgeton (#264)
  • Maurice River (#359)
  • Vineland (#387)
  • Fairfield (#400)

Salem County

Salem County is historic, fun, and connects to Delaware from the Delaware Memorial Bridge. It is known for the Delaware River that forms its borders, and it sits at the south-western corner of New Jersey.

Salem did very well in the rankings, with Alloway ranking 20 at their population of 3,440.

Other Salem County cities ranking well include:

  • Upper Pittsgrove (#163)
  • Lower Alloways Creek (#223)
  • Mannington (#243)

Gloucester County

Gloucester County is known for Rowan College, and it has a larger population compared to the other counties nearby. In Gloucester, several cities performed well, with their top-ranking city being Harrison Township at rank 14.

Other high-performing cities include:

  • Wenonah (#38)
  • East Greenwich (#79)
  • Swedesboro (#80)
  • Woolwich (#144)
  • Mantua (#177)

South Jersey Movers Know the Best Neighborhoods and How to Get to Them

When you are relocating to a South Jersey community, ask your friendly South Jersey movers at Sinclair Moving & Storage the best route to take, amenities nearby and more. Sinclair is a premier South Jersey moving service affiliated with Mayflower Transit.

 

Hottest Philly Neighborhoods

Are you ready to invest in your first home? If so, this is a big deal and we congratulate you. Purchasing a new home can feel a bit daunting, particularly to those who are making such a purchase for the very first time. Knowing how much to put down as a deposit, what kind of home loan to get, and figuring out a workable payment plan is a lot of information to digest.

Most of these decisions will be based on which neighborhood you choose to invest your hard-earned money. Thankfully, there are some neighborhoods that are becoming truly hot commodities in Philly, while at the same time being affordable for first time homebuyers like you.

The Seven Hottest Neighborhoods in Philly for New Homebuyers

There are seven neighborhoods in Philadelphia that are proving to be rising stars on the Philly real estate market.

Fishtown

Fishtown was once a bustling fishing village. Now, it has transformed into a trendy, artsy town that is attracting artists and entrepreneurs alike. Fishtown is just minutes away from City Center and is home to multiple music venues and restaurants. The houses in Fishtown are quaint, colorful rowhomes, attractive to young and old alike.

Brewerytown

According to Philly Mag, Brewerytown is undergoing a Renaissance. Properties are being renovated and there are new building projects, too. There is a good amount of commercial building growth as well. Brewerytown is great for families because it is close to the Philadelphia Zoo. And, parents as well as other homeowners are loving the fact that the city has committed to invest $1.5 million in landscaping, lighting, bike racks and other street improvements. There are also plenty of fun restaurants and cafes for any palate.

Kensington

Filmmaker and artist Jamie Moffet put together a renewal initiative for this neighbor to Fishtown. The goal was to create affordable housing and basically, reinvent the city. His initiative seems to be working because this is one of the hottest neighborhoods in Philly right now. First-time homebuyers will be thrilled to know they can purchase a quality home for the very low price of $65,000. With Moffet’s film studio and the lower cost of living, Kensington is an affordable option that manages a fun, creative and even trendy vibe.

Francisville

Francisville boasts one of the fastest growth rates for young buyers in Philadelphia. It was once part of Fairmount but broke off and has been progressively developing its residential and commercial zones. There are a lot of new homes being built and either sold for an affordable price or put up as rentals. Those who choose to live in Francisville will enjoy a 24-hour gym and a brewery. Plus, as the city continues to grow—which it is sure to do—there will be even more to enjoy. In the meantime, Francisville homeowners are close enough to Center City to enjoy some of its diversions.

Point Breeze

This South Philly neighborhood is a mix of young and old: established homes and new construction, millennial homebuyers and older generations. There are bars, breweries, basketball courts and a new playground. While there has been some resistance to new construction, builders have prevailed. New construction continues in both the residential and commercial areas.

Gray’s Ferry

The historical neighborhood of Gray’s Ferry is currently appealing to all income groups: low-, middle-, and upper-income groups. The housing market ranges from houses as low as $32,000 to those as high as $390,000. More and more young professionals are flocking to this neighborhood because of its close proximity to City Center’s restaurants, entertainment and to their jobs. Another benefit: residents only have to drive 3 miles to attend sporting events of the city’s four professional teams: the Phillies (MLG), the 76ers (NBA), the Eagles (NFL), and the Flyers (NHL).

West Philly

Michael Fichman of the Philly Voice is a huge fan of West Philly. He says he loves the area because he loves the type of people who move there. He and his neighbors look out for each other and help each other when needed. West Philly is also a melting pot; home to Ethiopians, Taiwanese, Jews, Muslims, and many, many others of different races, ethnicities and religions. West Philly is home to artists, rockers, nerds, activists, gardeners, farmers. If that sounds like your type of community, then West Philly is for you!

Why Should You Trust Sinclair Moving and Storage?

When it comes to rating Philadelphia neighborhoods, why should you listen to what Sinclair Moving and Storage has to say? Shouldn’t information like that be handed to you by your real estate agent? Granted, real estate agents may know the market like the back of their hand, but Philadelphia movers also have a finger on the pulse of the city.

Our movers move people in and out of Philly neighborhoods every single day. They see the good and the bad and take note of which neighborhoods are making improvements. Getting your real estate agent’s input is absolutely vital. But, it’s also helpful to get a second opinion from someone who visits these neighborhoods frequently, like a moving company!

Sinclair Moving and Storage: Supportive Partners during the Moving Process

When it comes to moving to one of the hottest neighborhoods in Philly, you’re going to need some help. This is particularly true if you’re a new homeowner. Investing in something as substantial as a home can feel daunting, especially when you’re faced with other debts like student loans.

That’s why you need the support, assistance, and guidance from people who help new homeowners all the time—Philadelphia movers. With their experience, knowledge of the market, and expertise you can experience some peace of mind during this exciting time in your life.

Have you found your Philly dream home or dream neighborhood yet? If so, you’re going to need some professional movers. Give us a call today to find out how we can help you make your move an easy one.

 

Sinclair’s Reeves Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

A Lifetime of Achievement Rewarded

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Bob Reeves, owner of Sinclair Moving was recently honored by the New Jersey Warehouseman’s and Movers Association (NJWMA) with the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Reeves has served on the Association’s board of directors for over 20 years in various roles including that of board member, President and Chairman.

I am very humbled and honored to receive this prestigious award. The NJWMA provides valuable assistance and has been a wealth of knowledge for me and Sinclair Moving. I should be awarding the association for all they have done over the years. – Bob Reeves, owner, Sinclair Moving

This is not Reeves’ first award from the NJWMA. In 2001 he was named Board Member of the Year and in 2007 he was honored with the Bill Moynihan Special Service Award.

Mr. Reeves was presented with the award at the NJWMA’s 2016 convention held in Atlantic City.

The NJWMA represents over 250 movers in New Jersey and works with state, local and federal officials to provide a better environment for movers and their customers.

 

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Our movers are full-time, professional employees with industry-leading training. All of our employees undergo criminal background checks as well as drug testing. Sinclair’s movers are courteous, experienced, and held to the highest standards in the industry. That’s why Sinclair Moving and Storage can proudly say that we’ve been added to the New Jersey Warehousemen and Movers Association Circle of Excellence.

Starting from the moment you first interact with our team to schedule your move, to packing, moving and ultimately to your arrival at your destination, you’ll see the Sinclair difference every step of the way.