About Haddon Heights
Haddon Heights is a wonderful little town six miles from the Liberty Bell. At about 7,500 people it is half the size of Haddonfield and Collingswood but twice the small town feeling. It was originally settled during the Colonial period and we still have four Pre-Revolutionary War homes that are occupied. Betsy Ross fulled the fabric for the first flag at the Glover Fulling Mill. The town itself was laid out in 1890 as a “new town” planned community along the railroad line to Atlantic City. The White Horse Pike was our “grand avenue” and is now our professional office district. Haddon Heights is the only town in South Jersey with its original passenger and freight station and freight trains still travel daily to Beesley’s Point. We have five elementary schools and a high school. OUR CHILDREN STILL WALK TO SCHOOL.
While we are only two miles from the PATCO Speedline and Center City Philadelphia, we have remained a small town “Friendly Community.” We have a viable two block main street, Station Avenue, that has: an old fashioned grocery store, John’s Friendly Market, a florist, chocolate shop, photographer, tailor, cleaners, sporting goods, children’s shop, gift shops, banks, hair dressers, interior decorating store, two custom jewelers and a nice array of coffee shops and luncheonettes topped off with our fine dining restaurants Elements, Anthony’s Ristorante and Kunkel’s Steak and Seafood. We have other shopping areas on the Black Horse Pike and King’s Highway.
We are a volunteer Mayor and Council government. We have an active Haddon Heights Business Association (all volunteer) that sponsors the Fall Festival & Corvette Show (last Saturday), Fourth Fridays on Station Avenue, a Halloween Hayride and Holiday Parade. The Library has sponsored a Christmas House Tour for 25 years and the Heritage League sponsors a bi-annual Garden Tour in June (2010). Last year the gardens around the Passenger and Freight Stations won the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Community Greening Award for “beautification efforts that have resulted in improved community green spaces.”
Camden County Park runs through Haddon Heights and provides a playground, bike trails, disc throwing and a dell for entertainment. The Borough also has the necessary sports fields and a wonderful old growth woods on Lippincott Lane. We have a wonderful town Library and many active civic organizations including the Village Playbox.
Also last year Haddon Heights was named a Classic Town of Greater Philadelphia by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, one of the 11 towns thus chosen. Classic Towns offer a high quality of life with a minimum of auto use, close to public transportation, shops and restaurants and are walkable.
Offering a unique blend of friendliness, excellent schools, a convenient location and a diverse housing stock, Haddon Heights is a great place to live, to raise children and to do business. Spirited, civic-minded residents initiate and support many community organizations and activities. Customers enjoy the tree-lined streets, the diverse shops, fine restaurants and excellent library, all of which energizes the town’s main street and enhances the home-town feel. Haddon Heights, the friendly community!