Explore the Town
Built up in the 20th century, Haddon Heights is a small town with easy access to Philadelphia, close to the Jersey Shore and only about an hour and forty-five-minute drive to New York City.
Haddon Heights, population of approximately 8,000 people spread out over 1.57 square miles, boasts a small-town lifestyle with easy access to Philadelphia and the Jersey Shore. At the heart of the borough of Haddon Heights is Station Avenue, a small downtown drag made up of a variety of restaurants and shops. Over the years, Haddon Heights has cultivated a civically engaged community that cares about its neighborhoods and the people that call it home.
Haddon Heights is located within 5 miles of downtown Philadelphia and is close to Route 295, Route 30 (White Horse Pike), Route 168 (Black Horse Pike) and Route 41 (Kings Highway). Haddon Heights is 90 miles south of New York City, 55 miles west of Atlantic City, and 140 North of Washington D.C. The town is easily accessible from Exit 4 of the New Jersey Turnpike.
New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Haddon Heights as 98th BEST PLACE TO LIVE in NEW JERSEY in its’ 2008 rankings of the “Best Places To Live” in New Jersey, and in 2011, New Jersey Monthly named Haddon Heights the “2nd Best Town to Live” in Southern New Jersey, after Moorestown Township.
Haddon Heights is located at 39°52′44″N 75°03′56″W39.878863°N 75.065570°W
In 1890, Benjamin A. Lippincott created a passenger station in the center of his land for the Atlantic City Railroad. Then Lippincott and a gentleman named Charles Hillman, filed a grid street plan with Camden County to develop a community they named Haddon Heights because of its proximity to Haddonfield and its high elevation. Large houses were constructed and appealed to prosperous middle-class families moving from the cities. In 1904, Haddon Heights was incorporated as a borough and Lippincott was elected mayor. A small downtown grew near the railroad and the White Horse Pike and 8 churches and a synagogue were built. An area of old Centre Township, known as Fairfield Estates, voted in 1926 to become a part of Haddon Heights. This land was developed for more single-family housing through the 1940s and 1950s and continues to be a turn-of-the-century railroad suburb.
Haddon Heights is governed under the borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The borough body consists of a mayor and a borough council comprising of 6 council members, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election.
A mayor is elected directly by the voters to a 4-year term of office. The borough council consists of 6 members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year in a three year cycle.
The borough form of government used by Haddon Heights, the most common system used in the state, is a “weak mayor/strong council” government in which council members act as the legislative body, with the mayor presiding at meetings and voting only in the event of a tie.
They mayor can veto ordinances subject to an override by a two-thirds majority vote of the council. The mayor makes committee and liaison assignments for council members, and most appointments are made by the mayor with the advice and consent of the council.
TO LIVE IN HADDON HEIGHTS:
Transportation and Highways:
The roadways and maintained by the municipality, by Camden County, and by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
Haddon Heights residents enjoy convenient access to public the PATCO Speedline station just two miles away. The closest stops are Westmont and Haddonfield.
NJ Transit local bus service between the borough of Haddon Heights and Philadelphia is provided on the 400 and 403 routes, with local service available on the 455 and 457 routes.
The Haddon Heights Public Schools offer diverse and enriching learning experiences for all children with varying learning abilities. The goal is to develop excellent scholars, successful individuals, and ethical and responsible citizens who will meet or excel the New Jersey Student Learning Standards and Common Core State standards.
The Haddon Heights School District serves public school students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.
The district has 3 Elementary Schools: Atlantic Avenue Elementary (Grades K-6, approximately 134 students); Glenview Elementary (PreK-6, approximately 290 students) and Seventh Avenue Elementary School (K-6, approximately 130 students).
The Haddon Heights High School is for grades 7-12 and as part of the send/receiving relationships program, the school also serves students from some of the neighboring towns of Barrington and Lawnside.
St. Rose of Lima School is a K-8 elementary school that operates under the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden.
Baptist Regional School is a private, co-educational K-12 college-preparatory school governed by a board of directors in association with Haddon Heights Baptist Church (GARBC). The school offers an integrated curriculum with a conservative Christian worldview.
There are various 2-year and 4-year colleges within miles of Haddon Heights so making the decision about continuing your child’s education is easy. For more information, please visit https://www.collegesimply.com/colleges-near/new-jersey/haddon-heights/
The Haddon Heights Library is open six days a week and serves as a “hot spot” in town, providing enrichment through a number of social and community events throughout the year. For more information, please visit http://www.haddonheightslibrary.com/
PLACES OF WORSHIP
Also within walking distance are varying places of worship such as the First Presbyterian Church, the First United Methodist Church, Haddon Heights Baptist Church, Joy Fellowship, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, and St. Rose of Lima Parish.