Moorestown NJ Residential Real Estate Properties
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Brief History of Moorestown, New Jersey 08057
Moorestown is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey, and an eastern suburb of Philadelphia.
Moorestown Township is located in southwest Burlington County and borders Maple Shade Township to the south, Cinnaminson Township and Delran Township to the west, Willingboro Township on the north and Mount Laurel Township to the east. Moorestown Township is approximately 10 miles east of Philadelphia. Lenola is a community located within Moorestown Township. Other place names used within Moorestown include North Bend, Stanwick, Northwest Estates. Some of the neighborhoods in Moorestown are West Moorestown, East Moorestown, South Moorestown, and Downtown Moorestown.
In 2005 Moorestown was ranked number one in Money magazine's list of the 100 best places to live in America. Moorestown earned the top spot because of its community feeling, in addition to plentiful jobs within the commuting area, excellent schools, low crime rate, and affordable housing. Another attribute is its proximity to Philadelphia (about a 15-minute commute), a center of jobs and cultural and urban amenities.
Europeans owned property as early as 1680 in the present township location. In 1700, the first Society of Friends’ Meeting House, built of logs, was erected on the King’s Highway.
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. The land ran from the west side of the Friends' graveyard on the northwest corner of the King’s Highway and Meeting House Lane on the east, and west to Locust Street on the western boundary of his property and north to Second Street. Moore set up a hotel on the northwest corner of the King’s Highway and Union streets (Cornerstone Bank and the Wawa now occupy opposite corners there). Given Moore's extensive property ownership, the name Moorestown gradually replaced Chester informally in the center of town. Finally, Moorestown formerly split off from Chester and became a Township. The Coles Hotel, east of the corner of Main and Chester, was a stop on the stagecoach route connecting Camden with Trenton and Philadelphia. Construction of the railroad in 1867 superseded the stagecoaches and connected Mount Holly Township and Camden. Quakers built Moorestown's first two schools in 1785. A brick schoolhouse was located near what is now the intersection of Route 73 and the Kings Highway overpass. A stone schoolhouse was located adjacent to the present Friends Meeting House at the intersection of Chester Avenue and Main Street. The first district school was opened in 1810. The first free Moorestown public school was established in 1873. Moorestown's Quaker heritage is discussed in Moorestown resident and native historian William H. Kingston's book, Moorestown's Third Century: The Quaker Legacy.
Vernon Hill's 46,000 ft² mansion Villa Collina, Italian for "Hill House", is the largest private residence in New Jersey, is located in Moorestown, NJ.
Several notable businesses house offices and operations in Moorestown. Lockheed Martin, Comcast Cable, Coca-Cola, and the United States Navy are national employers that all have Moorestown locations.
ATTRACTIONS/ POINTS OF INTEREST
Golf--Moorestown Field Club Golf Course is located at 629 Chester Ave in Moorestown, NJ 08057. This is a 9 hole golf course.
The Moorestown Field Club Golf Course is a Private golf course designed by Samuel Allen in Moorestown, NJ 08057.
Willowbrook Country Club Golf Course is located at 4310 Bridgeboro Rd in Moorestown, NJ 08057. This is a 18 hole golf course.
Parks--Moorestown Memorial Field
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