Magazine Ranks Moorestown #5 in South Jersey

Schools, shopping, dining and taxes make Moorestown a top 5 town, according to 'South Jersey Magazine.'

and and  aside, Moorestown is still one of the best towns in South Jersey, according to one local magazine.

South Jersey Magazine released its 2012 rankings for the top towns in the region and, for the second year in a row, Moorestown landed at number five—behind Medford, Haddonfield, West Deptford and Haddon Township. 

The magazine said it uses a variety of data to craft its list, including average residential property value, low residential taxes per average residential value, crime incidents reported per 1,000 people, and performance. 

Moorestown earned high marks for its average home value—highest among towns with populations greater than 8,000—and for having the second-lowest taxes per average residential value (Manfield was number one). 

The magazine also ranked Moorestown number three in high school performance (based on SAT scores, proportion of college-bound graduates, and the rate at which students passed the statewide proficiency test) behind Haddonfield and Cherry Hill.

Moorestown's Main Street earned a shout-out (with , and getting specific mentions), as did its dining scene, including and Megu Sushi. 

Moorestown has been a perennial favorite of South Jersey Magazine, coming in at number two in 2009 and 2010. 

Mayor John Button's reaction to this year's ranking was predictably biased: "We always think Moorestown's number one."

Of course, Moorestown was ranked the number one "Best Place to Live" by Money magazine in 2005. And last year,

Top 25 South Jersey Towns (according to South Jersey Magazine)

Overall Rankings
1. Medford
2. Haddonfield
3. West Deptford
4. Haddon Township
5. Moorestown
6. Cherry Hill
7. Voorhees
8. Woolwich
9. Mount Laurel
10. Mansfield
11. Westampton
12. Harrison Township
13. Edgewater Park
14. Mantua
15. Southampton
16. East Greenwich
17. Mount Holly
18. Waterford
19. Burlington Township
20. Marlton
21. Glassboro
22. Florence
23. Delran
24. Cinnaminson
25. Pitman

Top Burlington County Towns* 
1. Medford
2. Moorestown
3. Mount Laurel
4. Mansfield
5. Westampton
6. Edgewater Park
7. Southampton
8. Mount Holly
9. Burlington Township
10. Cinnaminson
*(Only towns with populations greater than 8,000 included in this list.) 

What do you think of the magazine's ranking? Think Moorestown should be number one? Tell us what you think in the comments. 

Yoga Girl May 10, 2012 at 03:55 PM
To: “Our Town” What about the Moorestown housewives who parade up and down Main Street all dolled up and nowhere to go? They too are looking to see who is looking at them. I see that far more than this man gigolo. Haven’t you noticed the bleach blonde female jogger who runs up to Main Street and stops to do her stretching on the corner of Church and Main during peak traffic times. Who does that except someone who is pretty pathetic and needs attention. She is probably a gigolo herself. Hey, maybe we should get these two together, just saying.
Chris Welch May 10, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Moorestown has a "Dolled Up Housewife Parade" ? Awesome. That has to be worth some bonus points in the top town competition.
Dr. 08057 May 10, 2012 at 04:57 PM
@ Yoga Girl. Yes I think I know the one you’re talking about. It’s kind of hard to miss her as she bounces down Main Street with her skin tight running outfit, lipstick and glasses on while staring into every car that passes - can you say head case! I think your right; she is definitely looking for something or someone. Maybe she is a partner with the male Gigolo operating a business together. Hey South Jersey Magazine….how about some bonus points for “professional services”?
Our Town May 10, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Hahaha, sounds like I need to stop avoiding Main Street at peak traffic times. Believe me, this town has its fair share of oddballs. Don't ever let anyone tell you differently but I still don't see anyone scrambling for the exits of for the highly rated climes of West Deptford.
Townie May 10, 2012 at 06:24 PM
Thought about it, but they combined K.I.D.S and the Town Mahal and called it RiverWinds. That facility is now losing money and is pushing 10 years old...which means significant projects to maintain can't be far behind. Oh yeah, their tax base keeps shrinking too.


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