Collingswood

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Welcome To Collingswood

New Jersey’s Vibrant Neighborhood

Collingswood in New Jersey is a neighborhood you wouldn’t want to skip when looking for your next home near Philadelphia. Ranked as the best “small-town food scene” in America in 2018 and, later on, as the third best “small town cultural scene” in 2022 by USA Today.

Wondering what life in Collingswood would feel like? In our Collingswood Neighborhood Guide, we are touring you through the area like a local. Keep reading to find out if Collingswood is the right place for you.

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Collingswood At A Glance

Walkability and Connectivity

Very walkable and well-connected via PATCO public transport.

The Lifestyle

A suburban lifestyle that values community and plenty of family-friendly events and cultural activities

You’ll love…

Award-winning restaurants and craft beer, easy access to nature and outdoor sports, and eating delicious local fruits, vegetables and other products.

 

Where Is Collingswood, New Jersey?

Collingswood is a borough in Camden County, New Jersey, located 5 miles east of Center City Philadelphia. Surrounding neighborhoods include Camden, Cherry Hill, Haddon Township, Oaklyn, Pennsauken Township and Woodlynne. You’ll also find Cooper River as the northern border and Newton Creek as the southern border.

Living in Collingswood

Collingswood is very walkable. Locals can enjoy carrying out their daily errands and getting to restaurants and entertainment venues on foot with ease. For those who prefer public transport, head to Collingswood Station where you can access the PATCO Lindenwold Line which runs between Philadelphia and Lindenwold. Collingswood is also served by NJ Transit local routes 403, 450, and 451 to Camden.

Despite being a ‘dry town”, Collingswood offers a vibrant lifestyle to residents and visitors. It’s well-known for its fine dining scene with plenty of BYOB restaurants, shoppable downtown, historical sites, farmers’ market and seasonal festivals. Nature lovers can head to the many nearby river, lakes and parks. Collingswood is also considered to be one of the most LGBTQ-friendly destinations in the state.

 

For households with kids, accessibility to nearby parks, playgrounds, daycare centers as well as highly-rated preschools is key. From several parks to great daycare centers, young families will find plenty of options to keep their children entertained and well taken care of. There are also plenty of festivals, shows and community events for children of all ages, especially during the summer months.

 

If you love living in a community that is committed to supporting locals and being more sustainable, you’ll love Collingswood. In addition to the famous farmers’ market and summer festivals in the neighborhood, Collingswood also sponsors a bike share program, a community greenhouse, as well as a composting program. Every second Saturday, local, national, and international painters, sculptors, and photographers present new exhibitions at the borough’s art galleries, stores, and restaurants.

There are many great schools in Collingswood, many of which rank higher than average within the school district. Some schools in the neighborhood include:

 

  • Zane North Elementary School
  • James A. Garfield Elementary School
  • Collingswood Middle School
  • Collingswood High School

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