South Jersey Magazine’s 2017 annual Top Towns List is out and once again, Bellmawr made the cut. The Borough came in at number 8 as a Top Ten Town in Camden County, dropping back one notch from 2016.
The 5 Towns Rounding Out The Top 25 Overall:
- Harrison Township
The Top 10 In Camden County:
- Cherry Hill
- Haddon Township
- Gloucester Township
- Winslow Township
- Pine Hill
Each year, South Jersey Magazine examines what makes South Jersey one of the best places to call home: “Some towns are rich in history, while others are seeking to make new history with ambitious projects taking flight in an effort to help usher in an even brighter future.”
In order to devise the rankings, South Jersey Magazine collected data from the state police, the state department of local government services, and the state department of education. A formula was devised that combined average property values 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 fewer than 10,000 population (small towns).
To read South Jersey Magazine’s full report on this year’s top towns, click here.