The Best South Jersey Towns for Families

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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)

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