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Old 06-11-2014, 10:12 AM
 
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Why does Collingswood feel low-class compared to other neighborhoods such as Haddonfield?
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Old 06-11-2014, 12:15 PM
 
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Haddonfield has the luxury of being more affluent dues to its large stock of Victorian homes and "old money". The taxes are high and those who can afford it, live there. Collingswood has different sections of town that range from working class (below the White Horse Pike) and those who have lived there forever in bungalows and twins. The more affluent sections are closer to Newton Lake and the "Bluebird" section of Haddon Twp. Collingswood schools also feed in from Oaklyn and Woodlyne ( a section of Camden); Haddonfield sits more isolated.
Collingswood is more a "village" to the city of Philadelphia and sets it up for more affordable homes, etc. It has also (still is?) undergone a renaissance of sorts in the last 20 years to set itself as an eclectic community.
My opinion, anyway.
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Old 06-11-2014, 04:40 PM
 
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The estimated average household income in Haddonfield is about double that of Collingswood.
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:56 PM
 
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Collingswood is historic like Haddonfield, but was never a very well-to-do area. Haddonfield is where the money is, while C-wood is working class.
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Old 06-12-2014, 02:51 PM
 
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For what it's worth, I think the restaurant scene is better in Collingswood.
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Old 06-18-2014, 04:17 PM
 
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Why does Collingswood feel low-class compared to other neighborhoods such as Haddonfield?

I dont live in collingswood so have no vested interest to defending it... but..

You probably dont realize it, but its a somewhat unfair comparison. Collingswood went through an amazing transformation these last 15 years or so. The all to common problem of how to turnaround a dead town center that was killed by malls and big box stores and well somehow Collingswood figured out how to not only revive it but turn it into a destination stop. Its success then fed into other areas of the community.

Haddonfield on the other hand has been interchangeably the #1 or #2 premier community in south jersey, since 1775.

Collingswood was a regular ol' hard working mostly blue collar town in line with all the other "not haddonfield" towns. No one was actively looking to move there. They've turned themselves into a community that a large percentage of average folk (i.e. not doctors or lawyers) would put on their "places I'd consider living in, in Philly Jersey"



Kinda like your friend builds up his career and income so he can buy the new Corvette, and you reply with "dude its low class compared to the Ferrari"
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:22 PM
 
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I dont live in collingswood so have no vested interest to defending it... but..

You probably dont realize it, but its a somewhat unfair comparison. Collingswood went through an amazing transformation these last 15 years or so. The all to common problem of how to turnaround a dead town center that was killed by malls and big box stores and well somehow Collingswood figured out how to not only revive it but turn it into a destination stop. Its success then fed into other areas of the community.

Haddonfield on the other hand has been interchangeably the #1 or #2 premier community in south jersey, since 1775.

Collingswood was a regular ol' hard working mostly blue collar town in line with all the other "not haddonfield" towns. No one was actively looking to move there. They've turned themselves into a community that a large percentage of average folk (i.e. not doctors or lawyers) would put on their "places I'd consider living in, in Philly Jersey"



Kinda like your friend builds up his career and income so he can buy the new Corvette, and you reply with "dude its low class compared to the Ferrari"

Section 8 Housing.
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:59 PM
 
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Collingswood schools also feed in from Oaklyn and Woodlyne ( a section of Camden)
I believe Woodlynne is its own municipality rather than being part of Camden.
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:25 AM
 
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Why does Collingswood feel low-class compared to other neighborhoods such as Haddonfield?
Because it simply is but it's still a good town.
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:28 AM
 
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Oaklyn has its own school from K-9. From 10-12th, Oaklyn students go to Collingswood High. Oaklyn Public School District - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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