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Voorhees: Second best place to live in Camden County

June 5, 2011 8:00 am


South Jersey Magazine recently published its “Top Towns 2011.”  Voorhees Township was voted the second best town in Camden County in which to live.

The Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University completed the study utilizing a statistical method known as the analytic hierarchy process, assigning weights relative to each criterion by completing pair-wise comparisons, keeping things in check with index and ratio calculations that ascertain consistency. For the first time, the study added the growth rate of the towns as a criterion.

The study incorporated townships with populations of 8,000 residents or more and include average residential property value, low residential taxes per average residential value, crime incidents per 1,000 people and high school performance data such as SAT scores, population of college-bound graduates and rated which students passed the statewide proficiency test.

The magazine further ranked Voorhees as second in Camden County in top property values and second in Camden County in lowest residential taxes per average residential value. Voorhees was ranked third in the county in high school performance.

The rest of South Jersey is learning that Voorhees is a wonderful place in which to live, work and play. “In the center of everything…and away from it all.”

• The Camden Riversharks are hosting a Voorhees Township Night on Wednesday, June 15 at 7:05 p.m. as they take on the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. Gates open to Voorhees residents and businesses for an exclusive pre-game block party at 5 p.m. During this time, the fun-zone will be free for kids 12 and under and there will be visits from Riversharks’ mascots and players. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased by visiting and clicking on “Enter Group Code Here” and type “Voorhees.” For additional information, contact Kim Perno at 856-831-0431.

• Voorhees Township is offering discounted tickets on-line to Morey’s Piers in Wildwood through Morey’s online E-Ticket Program. Tickets are also available at Town Hall. Prices vary according to the type of ticket and several options are available. Tickets are available to residents and non-residents. For more information, visit