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Old 07-14-2011, 01:00 PM
 
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Default Any reason NOT to move to Haddonfield, NJ?

Hi there. I've been a long time "lurker" on these forums but never posted until now. My family and I (wife and 2 young boys - 3 yrs old and 4 months old) are seriously contemplating a move to Haddonfield, NJ, from Queens, and I was hoping to get the skinny on the town from the good people of this forum. Haddonfield seems to me to be, honestly, an ideal place to raise a family and, aside from the property taxes, not excessively expensive (by NYC standards, anyway).

So my question is - is there any reason NOT to move there?

Also, what are the people like? My wife and I are creative, down-to-earth types, will we fit in?

Are the schools as good as advertised? Good sports for the kids? Playgrounds, etc?

Any and all info from people in the know would be appreciated!
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:21 PM
 
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Haddonfield is a nice town. Lots of families and lots of kids. There are "creative types" that live here as well but are surely the minority. Taxes are high but in respect to the surrounding area not that much more if at all. Houses are older in general so that is a plus/negative depending on your taste/desires. Right now lots of street construction so that sucks but long term a good thing.

Can't speak for the playgrounds/schools since i don't have kids. But never hear a bad thing about them.

Any specific questions or anything I will try my best to answer.
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:29 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Haddonfield is an ideal place to raise a family.. Schools, parks, restaurants are second to none.. Here are some links to read about it..

Haddonfieldnj.org - A website all about Haddonfield, New Jersey, featuring updates on Haddonfield events and happenings as well as important community information.

Haddonfieldnj.org - A website all about Haddonfield, New Jersey, featuring updates on Haddonfield events and happenings as well as important community information.

Haddonfield, New Jersey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Shophaddonfieldnj.com, a website all about Shopping in Haddonfield featuring the Shop Haddonfield Club, retail specials and Town events

First Night Haddonfield 2012
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:47 PM
 
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Hmm the only things I can think of are 1.) it's not very diverse and 2.) it's a dry town. Both of these may or may not matter to you. A #3 I could think of is that Haddonfield High School has a very small enrollment, only about 800 kids. But like I just mentioned, this may be something you prefer.
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:55 AM
 
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I'm a fan of Haddonfield. We live in Cherry Hill, but drive to Haddonfield a few times a week just to walk the dog or get something to eat...etc.
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Old 07-15-2011, 08:16 AM
 
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Also, not sure if you're planning on more kids or not, but if you are, keep in mind that due to the older housing stock and location, bigger houses will carry a premium. You're not going to find huge McMansions in Haddonfield like you may be able to find in Cherry Hill East or Moorestown. It's an old money town with old houses, as suggested. While you're down here and looking, you may want to check out Cherry Hill East and Moorestown as well, as those are among the "premier" school systems and each has benefits/disadvantages. Cherry Hill being a very large district with more enrollment, potentially more niche opportunities for kids in schools but the problems that come with bigger systems. Moorestown also having very affluent residents, smaller than Cherry Hill, a very good school system, etc -- it's kind of the Haddonfield of Burlington County in a way, but no train access.

Good luck!
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Old 07-15-2011, 08:55 AM
 
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There really aren't any good reasons not to move to Haddonfield, unless you are looking for diversity and newer style housing. Outside of that, I've never heard a complaint and it's in an ideal location, convenient to everything, a great downtown and has direct train service to Philly.

The other comparable communities as mentioned are sections of Cherry Hill and Moorestown. Cherry Hill gets you more diversity and more variety in housing stock, but isn't so much a "town" as a cluster of developments. Moorestown is about the same as Haddonfield in terms of diversity, but is a little larger and has much greater variety in housing from colonial era homes to brand new "McMansions", there is a downtown but it is not nearly as vibrant as Haddonfields. In either one you would also lose the easy access to the train to Philly, but that may not be a huge deal.
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:47 PM
 
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Haddonfield is an ideal town. No reason not to move there.
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:28 PM
 
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In either one you would also lose the easy access to the train to Philly, but that may not be a huge deal.
Well Woodcrest is in Cherry Hill, and a lot of people in Cherry Hill take the speedline out of Haddonfield as well.
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Old 07-16-2011, 07:06 AM
 
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Thank you everyone for your replies! They are extremely helpful, as I knew they would be. This forum has always been such an asset to me as I look for a place to raise my family.

I was aware of the issues brought up about Haddonfield but, as you all seem to insinuate, they don't outweigh what is a beautiful town with great schools, excellent proximity to an urban center, etc. Well...unless there are dinosaurs. That might be a problem.

Thank you again! If there are more thoughts, please keep them coming!
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