Bellmawr and Gloucester City are among the top 10 towns in Camden County for 2016, according to South Jersey Magazine. Every year, the magazine ranks its top towns by looking at factors that make “South Jersey such a great place to live, work and play.”
Bellmawr and Gloucester City made the list of Top Ten by County. Bellmawr ranked seventh and Gloucester City came in tenth.
This year, the top three spots for the Top 25 Big Towns went to:
In 2015, Bellmawr placed last in 25th of the Top Towns category, but didn’t make the cut this year. Last year, Bellmawr came in sixth for Top Ten by County and Gloucester City was ranked ninth.
South Jersey magazine explained how it compiles its annual list: Each year for our annual Top Towns rankings we take a close look at the factors that make South Jersey such a great place to live, work and play. To do so, we’ve collected data from the state police, the state department of local government services and the state department of education. We then devised a formula that combined average property value and taxes, crime incidents reported per 1,000 residents, and high school performance (which took into consideration SAT scores, the number of AP classes offered and graduation rates). Towns are ranked in two categories: more than 10,000 population (big towns) and under 10,000 population (small towns).
To read South Jersey Magazine’s full report on this year’s top towns, click here.
To read the article from 2015, click here.