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, two florists, a beautiful bridal shop, a candy store, tailor, cleaners, a tech repair 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, Anthony’s Ristorante and Kunkel’s Steak and Seafood and CC’s Kitchen. In addition, there is a shopping between Maple Avenue up to the Black Horse Pike and King’s Highway, and a shopping strip between 9th and 10th Avenues on Kings Highway.
We are a volunteer Mayor and Council government. We have an active Haddon Heights business association, the Haddon Heights Business and Professional Association that sponsors the Fall Festival & Corvette Show. Additionally, Heights in Progress, another active business association sponsors Rhythm and Brews in the spring and Sippin on Station (wine festival) in the fall. The business associations coordinate events that attract thousands to our unique small town. The Borough itself sponsors the 4th of July, Memorial Day and Holiday Parades. One of our civic groups, Haddon Heights Neighbors, sponsors the annual Spaghetti Dinner in the fall, the Soiree En Blanc during the summer and a Bon Fire in October. The Library has sponsored a Holiday House Tour for 28 years and the Heritage League sponsors a bi-annual Garden Tour in June. In recent years, 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.” The Library is always looking to provide activities for our residents, young and old, such as the Comic Con and a huge blow up movie screen event on Station Avenue in the summer.
Camden County Park runs through Haddon Heights and provides a playground, bike trails, disc throwing and the Dell for entertainment. The will be undergoing renovations in the near future. The Borough also provides sports fields for youth athletics and a wonderful old growth woods on Lippincott Lane. Also offered is a Community Center and a Cabin which are utilized for both exercise, adult education programs, a thriving Summer Recreation Program as well as classes for our youth. These facilities are also used as rental locations on the weekends providing our residents with a reasonably priced option to have parties outside of their homes. Both are set adjacent and across from Hoff’s Park which is complete with playground equipment and a small basketball court.
Haddon Heights was named a Classic Town of Greater Philadelphia by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, one of the 11 towns thus chosen. We rank 7th out of towns surrounding the Philadelphia area. 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 charming town, 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!