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Bellmawr Ranks #8 as Top Ten Camden County Town for 2020

Bellmawr is still tops. The Borough has been ranked #8 in South Jersey Magazine’s annual listing of Top Towns for 2020.

In 2019, Bellmawr ranked #9 .

In 2017 and 2018, Bellmawr was ranked #8.

To put together this year’s Top Towns rankings, the editors of South Jersey Magazine gathered data from the New Jersey State Police, the New Jersey Department of Education and the state’s Division of Local Government Services.

A weighted formula combined average property values and taxes, crime incidents reported per 1,000 resident, and high school performance numbers consisting of average SAT scores, graduation rates, and more.

The rankings are further broken down into two categories: big towns (population above 10,000) and small towns (population under 10,000).

This year, Haddonfield placed first as 2020 Top Ten Overall and also first place as Top Ten Town in Camden County.

5 Towns Rounding Out the Top 25 Overall

  1. Haddonfield
  2. Moorestown
  3. Medford
  4. Woolwich
  5. Harrison Twp.

Top 10 Camden County Towns

  1. Haddonfield
  2. Voorhees
  3. Cherry Hill
  4. Haddon Twp.
  5. Waterford
  6. Collingswood
  7. Winslow
  8. Bellmawr
  9. Gloucester Twp.
  10. Pine Hill

Top 10 Small Towns

  1. Medford Lakes
  2. Chesterfield
  3. North Hanover
  4. East Greenwich
  5. Shamong
  6. Mansfield
  7. Tabernacle
  8. Bordentown City
  9. Swedesboro
  10. Berlin

To view South Jersey Magazine’s full report that includes rankings for Burlington County and Gloucester County’s top towns, click here.

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Bellmawr Ranks #9 in Annual List of Top Ten Camden County Towns

SJO Photo of Bellmawr PBA 375’s popular Trunk or Treat event held annually at the Bellmawr Recreation Center.

Bellmawr has ranked #9 as a Top Ten Camden County Town in South Jersey Magazine’s 2019 annual “Top Towns” list.

In 2017 and 2018, the Borough ranked #8.

To help determine this year Top Towns’s rankings, the editors at South Jersey Magazine “spent time factoring in various aspects of what makes each town stand out from the pack.”

Data from the New Jersey State Police, the New Jersey Department of Education, and the state’s Division of Local Government Services were used to compile the list.

A weighted formula was used which combined average property values and taxes, crime incidents reported per 1,000 residents and high school performance numbers (consisting of average SAT scores, high school graduation rates and more). The rankings were then broken down into two categories: a population of more than 10,000 (big towns) and smaller than 10,000 (small towns).

This year, Moorestown placed first in the 2019 Top Ten Overall category and also placed first as Top Ten Burlington County Town.

5 Towns Rounding Out The Top 25 Overall

  1. Moorestown
  2. Haddonfield
  3. Medford
  4. Woolwich
  5. Harrison Township

Top 10 Camden County Towns

  1. Haddonfield
  2. Voorhees
  3. Cherry Hill
  4. Haddon Twp.
  5. Waterford
  6. Winslow Twp.
  7. Gloucester Twp.
  8. Collingswood
  9. Bellmawr
  10. Pine Hill

Top 10 Gloucester County Towns

  1. Woolwich
  2. Harrison Twp.
  3. Mantua
  4. Wash. Twp.
  5. West Deptford
  6. Monroe
  7. Franklin Twp.
  8. Glassboro
  9. Deptford
  10. Woodbury City

To view South Jersey Magazine’s full report on this year’s top towns, click here.

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Bellmawr Once Again Named Top Ten Camden County Town

The Borough of Bellmawr is tops — according to South Jersey Magazine’s 2018 annual “Top Towns” list.

Maintaining its position from 2017, Bellmawr again ranked number 8 as a Top Ten Camden County Town.

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

  1. Marlton
  2. Moorestown
  3. Haddonfield
  4. Medford
  5. Harrison Township

Top 10 Camden County Towns

  1. Haddonfied
  2. Voorhees
  3. Cherry Hill
  4. Waterford
  5. Haddon Township
  6. Collingswood
  7. Gloucester Township
  8. Bellmawr
  9. Winslow Township
  10. Pine Hill

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.

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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.

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Bellmawr, Gloucester City Among Top Ten Towns in Camden County

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:

1. Moorestown
2. Medford
3. Haddonfield

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.