Cherry Hill : New jersey

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What it's Like to Retire in Cherry Hill

Cherry Hill, is a township in Camden County, New Jersey, with a population of 71,045 (2010 census), and is considered an edge city of Philadelphia which is just eight miles away. Cherry Hill is a white-collar town as most of its ethnically diverse workforce are professionals employed in management occupations, computers and sales.  It also has a very high rate (51%) of adults having earned at least a four-year college degree. 

Garden State Park was a popular harness and throughbred race track located here, but is now the site of a high-end mixed-use town center that includes a transit stop, stores, restaurants, townhomes, apartments and condominiums.  The Cherry Hill Mall is one of the first malls developed on the East Coast in 1961, and today is a super-regional shopping center. Camden County Community College is also located here and offers degrees in several fields along with certificate and training programs.  Picture of Cherry Hill's Transit Station courtesy of Wikipedia and Adam Moss; photo of the Main Building of the Camden County College Cherry Hill Campus courtesy of Wikipedia and Profgennari; photo of the Community Park sign courtesy of Wikipedia and Tinton5.


Where to Retire in Cherry Hill and Home Prices

Cherry Hill is comprised of several neighborhoods where home prices will vary.  According to Zillow, the median price of a home in mid-2015 was $244,755.  There are active adult communities in Cherry Hill-see link at right.


What is special about Cherry Hill

Cherry Hill offers seniors free scheduled transportation, has a low crime rate, lots of shopping, a town center with a metro stop, a community college, and is just a few miles from Philadelphia.


What is not special about Cherry Hill

High taxes and chilly winters.


Who will like retirement in Cherry Hill

Retirees who want to live close to shopping, dining, and transportation options would enjoy living here.  


Local economy is driven by

Cherry Hill is South Jersey's economic center.  Along with shopping malls and retail, the town is home to several corporations, with Subaru of America and TD Bank having headquarters here.


Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 32 degrees and July's average is 76 degrees.  Cherry Hill gets about 48 inches of rain annually, and about 10 inches of snow.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are plenty of restaurants and shops in Cherry Hill with its Town Center and Cherry Hill Mall;  the town boasts over 50 public parks offering a variety of outdoor recreation; The Cherry Arts Center offers the community classes, seminars and concerts;  with a transit stop in town, getting to Atlantic City and Philadelphia for more cultural venues is easy.



The crime rate is below the national average


Medical facilities

Kennedy University Hospital services Cherry Hill, but there are several medical facilities in nearby Philadelphia.



Cherry Hill provides free senior buses Monday through Friday; NJ transit has a stop in Cherry Hill; Philadelphia International Airport is just 17 miles away.


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Facts about CHERRY HILL
  • State: NJ
  • Environment: Urban,Suburban,College Town,
  • City Population: 50,001-100,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 60,001-80,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 4001-6000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
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