In an effort to devise the rankings, South Jersey Magazine “digs deep” into what makes South Jersey one of the best places to call home.
Using “key data” compiled from the state police, the state department of local government services and the state department of education, a weighted formula was devised that combined average property values and taxes, crime incidents reported per 1,000 residents and high school performance (consisting of SAT scores, the number of AP classes offered and graduation rates).
The towns are broken into two categories: a population more than 10,000 (big towns) and fewer than 10,000 (small towns).
5 Towns Rounding Out The Top 25 Overall
Top 10 Camden County Towns
Bellmawr Mayor Frank Filipek is proud that the Borough has once again earned the distinction of being named a Top 10 Camden County Town.
He said: “On behalf of my colleagues on Council, we appreciate being recognized by South Jersey Magazine as the #8 Town in Camden County for the second year in a row. It truly is a testament to our community at large, but special thanks go out to our great Borough employees, volunteers, school district, local businesses, civic groups, and youth sports associations. Each one is a key spoke in the wheel that makes Bellmawr the best town to live, work and visit.”
A lot of progress has been made in the Borough over the last year. “From the building of the waterfront recreation area and War Memorial, there were also improvements to our parks and playgrounds, including the construction of the batting cages, and investments in our public works/utilities infrastructure,” Mayor Filipek said.
Photo Gallery by SJO:
New Playground Equipment at the Scott Merrulla Playground at the Bellmawr Recreation Center
Bellmawr Batting Cages
A new water tank is being constructed at Warren Ave.
In Bellmawr, Progress Never Stops and this year the Borough will see further progress to the Big Timber Creek development site with construction beginning on the waterfront nature trail, and further improvements to our infrastructure and parks and playgrounds, Mayor Filipek said.
For South Jersey Magazine’s full list of 2018 Top Towns, click here.