Cherry Hill : New jersey


What It Is Like to Retire in Cherry Hill

Cherry Hill, is a township in Camden County, New Jersey, with a population of 74,553 (2020 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.  Photo of The Cherry Hill Public Library, one of the largest in NJ, courtesy of Wikipedia and Prshopgirl, and photo of aCherry Hill Public Parks sign courtesy of Wikipedia and Tinton5, Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/


Where to Retire in Cherry Hill and Home Prices

Cherry Hill is comprised of several neighborhoods where home prices vary.  According to Zillow, the median price of a home in mid-2022 was $387,396.  There are active adult communities in Cherry Hill-see link at left.


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.


Valuable Links

Cherry Hill Township


What people are saying about Cherry Hill

Hi I am currently retired and living in Cherry Hill NJ. I must say I absolutely love it. I am just a quick drive from Philadelphia and the Jersey shore. I live in a wonderful 55 and older community called Plaza Grande Cherry Hill. Feel free to check it out [url
Posted by tracysnead33 on November 08, 2017

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