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Information About Moorestown NJ

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Moorestown History

Bucolic Moorestown originated as a Quaker town in 1682 .The name Moorestown did not come into use until the mid 1800s, named after Moore's Tavern. Until 1867, the only form of transportation from Moorestown to Philadelphia was stagecoach, until a railroad was built. Before this, Coles Hotel was a major resting point.

Moorestown Fire Department

The Village was founded in 1682 when the first owners built homes and actually lived here. In May 1686, when Philadelphia was about three years old, John Rodman bought 500 acres on the west side of Chester Township, and Thomas Rodman bought another 533 acres close by.

In 1700, the first Society of Friends’ Meeting House was erected on The King’s Highway. Originally known as Meeting House Lane, Chester Avenue was laid out in 1720. Thomas Moore and his wife Elizabeth settled here in 1722. In 1732, Moore purchased 33 acres of land on the north side of The King's Highway. Moore set up a hotel on the northwest corner of The King’s Highway and Union Streets. With so much land eventually being owned by Thomas Moore, the name Moorestown gradually replaced Chester in the center of town. Finally, Moorestown formally split off from Chester and became a Township.

Moorestown field club

The Coles Hotel, east of the corner of Main and Chester, was the scene of great activity prior to the building of the railroad in 1867. Before that year, the stagecoach was the only public conveyance between Moorestown and Philadelphia, and the hotel was a stagecoach stop.

Another landmark on Main Street, east of Chester (now occupied by Verizon) was erected in 1745 by John Cox as a tavern that was to become famous in the early history of Moorestown. Town Meetings were held in the tavern prior to 1812, when Old Town Hall was erected.

The old homestead still standing at the northeast corner of King's Highway and Lenola Road was constructed in 1742 by John Cowperthwaite.

Moorestown was ranked number one in Money Magazine's list of the “Best Places To Live in America” in 2005. The magazine screened over a thousand small towns and created a list of the top 100 for its August 2005 issue. The township earned the top spot because of its true community feeling, in addition to its plentiful jobs, excellent schools and affordable housing. Another one of its attributes is its close proximity to major markets in Philadelphia, about a 15-minute commute.

With Permission- Moorestown Community House - Many thanks


Moorestown Residential Neighborhood Information

Clusters at Collins Mill - Newly built-2004 – Luxury Townhomes located in the center of Town. Walk to downtown shopping, eateries, churches.

Collins Park - Neighborhood of single family homes of various ages and builders. Initially developed by Ravikio in the 70’s.Walk to Strawbridge Lake Park, near to Moorestown Mall and Centerton Square.

Kendles’ Run - Custom homes set amongst trees. Single street bordering the Delaware River, some with River views.

Laurel Creek, Laurel Creek Estates, Laurel Creek Villa . Community of luxury single family homes and townhomes; Arnold Palmer Designed Golf Course is private, accepting applications. Estate homes offer larger lots; Most villas on smaller lots, many on the golf course ; Townhomes include garages, active association. Development built 1995-2000.

Lenola - Single Family homes of various ages and builders. Easy access to malls, Rte 73 or Betsy Ross Bridge to Philadelphia.

Moorestown Greene - Luxury Single Family Homes on large lots, built in 2003

Moorestown Hunt - Development of single family homes built in the late 1990's

Northwest Estates - Neighborhood of custom built single family homes, varying ages and builders, some luxury homes. Initial development near to down town, more recent construction focused on large luxury homes off New Albany Road.

North Riding, Ridings - Neighborhood of Single Family Homes built mid to late 1960's some early 1970's; mostly large treed lots, nicely developed area

Peachtree Point - Neighborhood of newer custom built luxury homes and mini estates; various ages and builders; 2 acre zoning. (Photo below)

Peach Tree Point

Pheasant Fields - Luxury single family homes built mid to late 1990's- 2003.

Rancocas Pointe – Upscale single family homes and townhomes built by Hovnanian 2006- present. Near to I-295 for ease of commuting.

Red Leaf Woods – In-town Condominiums built early 1990’s

Roberts Park - Neighborhood of single family homes, various ages and builders close to down town..

Salem Point Cul de sac neighborhood close to recreation facilities at Salem Park. (Photo below)

Salem Point, Moorestown

Schoolhouse Mews - Neighborhood of townhouses, various ages and builders.(Photo below)

School House Mews, Moorestown

Station Square - Condos built early to mid 1990's

Stanwick Glen – Well treed neighborhood of single family homes, various ages and builders - some luxury homes and custom built homes mixed in. Walk to Middle and High Schools. (Photo below)

Stanwick Glen, Moorestown real estate

Strawbridge Lake - Single family homes of various ages and builders. Near to Moorestown Mall

Timbercroft - Single Family homes of various ages and builders. Larger, well treed properties

Town Center - In the heart of town: historical homes, single family and twins, of varying ages and builders Commercial District offers businesses, shopping, restaurants. (Photo below)

Moorestown town center, tree street

Tollgate - Townhomes built early to mid 1970's located down town.

Valley Stream - Single Family homes of various ages and builders.

Wexford Estates - Luxury Single Family homes built 2001 – 2003; easy access to Centerton Square shopping. (Photo below).

Wexford at Moorestown

Windermere – Estate Homes built 2005-2008; easy access to Centerton Square shopping. (Photo below)

Windermere, Moorestown residential community photo

Moorestown School Information

Township Public Schools

Administration Building
803 North Stanwick Road, Moorestown, NJ 08057
(856) 778-6600

Moorestown High School
Photo of Moorestown High School(Grades 9-12) 350 Bridgeboro Road Moorestown, NJ 08057
(856) 778-6610

William W. Allen Middle School
Photo of William W. Allen Middle School Moorestown(Grades 5-8)801 North Stanwick Road Moorestown, NJ 08057
(856) 778-6620

Moorestown Upper Elementary
Photo of Moorestown Upper Elementary School(Grades 4-6) 325 Borton Landing Road Moorestown, NJ 08057
(856) 793-0333

George C. Baker Elementary School
Photo of Baker Elementary School Moorestown(Grades K-3) 139 W. Maple Avenue Moorestown, NJ 08057
(856) 778-6630

Mary E. Roberts Elementary School
(Grades K-3) 290 Crescent Avenue Moorestown, NJ 08057
(856) 778-6635

South Valley Elementary School
(Grades K-3) 210 South Stanwick Road Moorestown, NJ 08057
(856) 778-6640

Private Schools

Moorestown Friends
110 E. Main Street Moorestown, N.J. 08057
(856) 235-2900

Orchard Friends School
c/o Moorestown Community House 16 East Main Street Moorestown, NJ 08057
(856) 802-2777

Our Lady of Good Counsel
23 West Prospect Avenue Moorestown, NJ 08057
(856) 235-7885

Holy Cross High School
Route 130 Delran, NJ
(856) 467-5400

PreSchool and Child Care

CHESTER BROOK ACADEMY
130 Borton's Landing Rd., Moorestown
234-5557

FAMILY CIRCLE COOPERATIVE PLAY GROUP
Saint Matthew Lutheran,318 Chester Ave. Moorestown
234-6818

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN NURSERY SCHOOL
101 Bridgeboro Rd. Moorestown
235-1688

FAMILY "Y"
(Child Care Center and Learning Tree Nursery School) 5001 Centerton Rd. Mt. Laurel
234-6200

FAMILY 'Y' PRIME TIME AFTER SCHOOL CARE
Roberts Elementary & Allen Middle School
234-6200

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER NURSERY SCHOOL
Evesboro-Medford Rd. Marlton
662-8800

LEARNING CENTER & SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE *
Baker and South Valley Elementary Schools
235-2117

LIBERTY LAKE DAY CAMP
Columbus, NJ 08022
(609) 259-5681 eMail www.libertylakedaycamp.com

MONTESSORI CHILDREN'S HOUSE
252 S. Church St, Moorestown
235-2117

MOORESTOWN CHILDREN'S SCHOOL
760 Garwood Rd. Moorestown
235-9040

CHESTERBROOK ACADEMY
130 Borton's Landing Rd. Moorestown
234-5557

TEMPLE SINAI NURSERY
2101 New Albany Road, Cinnaminson,
829-4908 or 829-0658

* Before and after school child care (privately operated child care within Public School facilities)


Moorestown Places of Worship

All Faith Chapel
856-778-7400

Bethel AME Church
512 North Church St., Moorestown, NJ 08057. (tel)856-235-3152

Camden Friends Church
149 E Main St. Moorestown, NJ 08057-2970 (tel)856-235-1149

Christadelphian Ecclesia
101 N Lenola Rd. Moorestown, NJ 08057-1016 (tel)856-235-5726

Church Of Jesus Christ
319 Bridgeboro Rd. Moorestown, NJ 08057-1417 (tel)856-234-3234

Evergreen Baptist Church
540 Bethel Ave. Moorestown, NJ 08057-1856 (tel)856-235-8573

First Baptist Church
19 W Main St. Moorestown, NJ 08057-2429 (tel)856-235-1180

First Christian Science Church
201 Chester Ave. Moorestown, NJ 08057-3354 (tel)856-235-2880

First Church Of Christ Scientist
420 Kings Hwy. Moorestown, NJ 08057-2772 (tel)856-235-6990

First Presbyterian Church
101 Bridgeboro Rd. Moorestown, NJ 08057-1411 (tel)856-235-1688

First United Methodist Church
446 E Camden Ave. Moorestown, NJ 08057-2254 (tel)856-235-0450

Grace Community Church
750 E Main St. Moorestown, NJ 08057-3040 (tel)856-234-1524

Harbor Baptist Church
32 New Albany Rd. Moorestown, NJ 08057-1660 (tel)856-234-4335

HOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH Moorestown
235 W Main St. Moorestown, NJ 08057-2325 (tel)856-235-8077

Jehovah's Witnesses Moorestown
339 Bridgeboro Rd. Moorestown, NJ 08057-1417 (tel)856-234-5197

Maranatha Tabernacle
505 S Lenola Rd # 127. Moorestown, NJ 08057-1549 (tel)856-234-3791

Moorestown Friends Meeting
118 E Main St. Moorestown, NJ 08057-2949 (tel)856-235-1561

Our Lady Of Good Counsel
42 W Main St. Moorestown, NJ 08057-2430 (tel)856-235-0181

Second Baptist Church
319 Mill St. Moorestown, NJ 08057-2543 (tel)856-234-6396

St Matthew Lutheran Church
318 Chester Ave. Moorestown, NJ 08057-2526 (tel)856-235-2055

Trinity Episcopal Church
207 W Main St. Moorestown, NJ 08057-2325 (tel)856-235-0811

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