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Old 03-18-2013, 09:46 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:20 AM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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Ok I stand corrected. Have you ever traveled off the beaten path with a car (not a bus)and seen some of the gorgeous homes, country clubs and farms? Are these homes 'souless', whatever that is? The Kabitz room is very cool

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Once upon a time, I dated a nice Jewish girl from Voorhees (just over Evesham Road) whose family belonged to Woodcrest Country Club--excellent, surprisingly hilly little course (I joke that the drop between the 10th and 11th holes is the steepest hill in Camden County, which is surprisingly not all that far from the truth). Suffice to say, we were over in Cherry Hill all the time. They had friends and family all over the Township's Eastern half, and everyone lived in some McMansion-y development or another, save for a couple really rich folks who had custom homes in an area they called the Voken Tract. I've driven by Springdale Farm a number of times, which does make for a nice breakup in the otherwise seemingly unending chain of sprawl.

These days, I still drive over to Cherry Hill, so I see more than just the shopping centers and big box stores. There's an interesting little cluster of Victorian-era homes toward the mall, and there is some nice custom construction here and there (in the aforementioned Voken Tract, as well as parts of the planned communities, where someone probably tore the existing house down and built up something different). I understand that the Township serves a very valuable purpose, and I'm not faulting people looking to get the most out of their money while still getting to enjoy a middle to upper middle class lifestyle, but the prefab feel of the place turns me off as a whole. That's just me personally. I understand you and many others feel different. That's why I still often recommend it to prospective movers.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:12 PM
 
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Very nice. I stand MORE corrected. I played at Woodcrest 2 years ago and loved it.. Its closed now

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Once upon a time, I dated a nice Jewish girl from Voorhees (just over Evesham Road) whose family belonged to Woodcrest Country Club--excellent, surprisingly hilly little course (I joke that the drop between the 10th and 11th holes is the steepest hill in Camden County, which is surprisingly not all that far from the truth). Suffice to say, we were over in Cherry Hill all the time. They had friends and family all over the Township's Eastern half, and everyone lived in some McMansion-y development or another, save for a couple really rich folks who had custom homes in an area they called the Voken Tract. I've driven by Springdale Farm a number of times, which does make for a nice breakup in the otherwise seemingly unending chain of sprawl.

These days, I still drive over to Cherry Hill, so I see more than just the shopping centers and big box stores. There's an interesting little cluster of Victorian-era homes toward the mall, and there is some nice custom construction here and there (in the aforementioned Voken Tract, as well as parts of the planned communities, where someone probably tore the existing house down and built up something different). I understand that the Township serves a very valuable purpose, and I'm not faulting people looking to get the most out of their money while still getting to enjoy a middle to upper middle class lifestyle, but the prefab feel of the place turns me off as a whole. That's just me personally. I understand you and many others feel different. That's why I still often recommend it to prospective movers.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:19 PM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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Very nice. I stand MORE corrected. I played at Woodcrest 2 years ago and loved it.. Its closed now
Gosh, you're right!

I got to play there a couple times last summer (my club has, well, more like had, reciprocity) and I knew they were hanging on by a thread, but it's still a shocker to see they've finally shut their doors--just a few days ago, in fact. It's an amazing design and a gorgeous green space, at that. I hope the Township (or some other interested party) buys it up and converts it into a public course. It worked for Pennsauken (Pennsauken CC is the formerly private Iron Rock).
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:02 PM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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I think the large stock of '60's and '70's era tract houses is one of Cherry Hill's best features. That was the golden age of American house building IMO
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:53 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Gosh, you're right!

I got to play there a couple times last summer (my club has, well, more like had, reciprocity) and I knew they were hanging on by a thread, but it's still a shocker to see they've finally shut their doors--just a few days ago, in fact. It's an amazing design and a gorgeous green space, at that. I hope the Township (or some other interested party) buys it up and converts it into a public course. It worked for Pennsauken (Pennsauken CC is the formerly private Iron Rock).
Yup. It was an outing and the food was spectacular too. Shame that today even a golf course can't stay afloat
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