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Old 11-08-2014, 11:12 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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I believe you're thinking of Lawnside, which IIRC was founded by/for freed slaves. As of the 2010 census, Brooklawn was only 5.3% black.
Lawnside is a nice town. This is what I do not understand; there are already plenty of options for Camden natives fleeing the city (Lawnside, Woodbury, Glassboro, Pennsauken, Lindenwold, I could go on and on) hell they could move to Cherry Hill and no one would bat an eye. Why would they even want to come to the closely knit waspy towns?
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Old 11-08-2014, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I believe you're thinking of Lawnside, which IIRC was founded by/for freed slaves. As of the 2010 census, Brooklawn was only 5.3% black.
Yes, I was thinking of Lawnside. There used to be a pretty decent roadside BBQ place there in the summer.
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Old 11-08-2014, 09:03 PM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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Lawnside is a nice town. This is what I do not understand; there are already plenty of options for Camden natives fleeing the city (Lawnside, Woodbury, Glassboro, Pennsauken, Lindenwold, I could go on and on) hell they could move to Cherry Hill and no one would bat an eye. Why would they even want to come to the closely knit waspy towns?
Even Haddonfield, which by a significant margin is the Waspiest town in South Jersey, is only Waspy in relative terms in this day and age. The borough is plurality Catholic. The closely-knit "Waspy" towns you speak of are plurality/majority Catholic as well. Haddon Heights, which also still has a "Waspy" reputation is one of the most Irish towns in the country.
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Old 11-09-2014, 01:02 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Even Haddonfield, which by a significant margin is the Waspiest town in South Jersey, is only Waspy in relative terms in this day and age. The borough is plurality Catholic. The closely-knit "Waspy" towns you speak of are plurality/majority Catholic as well. Haddon Heights, which also still has a "Waspy" reputation is one of the most Irish towns in the country.
I use the term loosely to refer to white neighborhoods. I was raised Catholic.
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Old 11-09-2014, 06:58 AM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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I use the term loosely to refer to white neighborhoods. I was raised Catholic.
Then just say white neighborhoods. Calling them "Waspy" isn't "loose." It's totally inaccurate.
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Old 11-19-2014, 11:48 AM
 
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Does "waspy" equate to snobby, judgey, closed-minded, difficult to make friends? If I exercise in Old Navy sales rack items instead of Lulu Lemon, will my super-white neighbors gawk at me? If my kid's clothes are from Target will they be tortured?
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Old 11-19-2014, 12:13 PM
 
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Does "waspy" equate to snobby, judgey, closed-minded, difficult to make friends? If I exercise in Old Navy sales rack items instead of Lulu Lemon, will my super-white neighbors gawk at me? If my kid's clothes are from Target will they be tortured?
I own in Haddonfield. There is surely some well off people living in the town. That being said I never had any issues with anyone in terms of not wearing the right label. My neighbors are all super nice. I am sure there are snobby individuals but overall I never had any issues. I think people are making WAY more of this then actually occurs.

Haddonfield is a nice town with a nice little downtown. If you find a house in an area you like buy/rent it. I think you will enjoy it. Is it possible your neighbors are more well off then you? Maybe. Who cares. There will be plently of people who will welcome you into the community.
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Old 11-19-2014, 12:16 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Does "waspy" equate to snobby, judgey, closed-minded, difficult to make friends? If I exercise in Old Navy sales rack items instead of Lulu Lemon, will my super-white neighbors gawk at me? If my kid's clothes are from Target will they be tortured?
I've known several people who lived in Haddonfield over the years. Yes there are a few snobs. They are everywhere. The people who I knew were not snobby- quite the opposite. They'd probably congratulate you on the great buys. Not a single one was a WASP, well one was, technically, but her husband certainly wasn't. She made most of her own clothes & was sometimes known to weave some of the material on a giant loom in her attic.
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