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March 21, 2016

The best towns in South Jersey: Voorhees

Real Estate Camden County

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24 Holly Oak Drive, Voorhees, NJ 08043

Voorhees is a wonderful community nestled in vibrant South Jersey, just outside the hustle and bustle of Philadelphia. The township boasts dozens of stores and restaurants to choose from, but what you truly can’t beat is the hometown feel. With excellent schools and parks, Voorhees is the perfect place for raising a family. From global cuisine to backyard coverage of the Philadelphia Flyers, discover all that Voorhees has to offer.

Shopping & Entertainment

From word-class shopping to hours of entertainment, Voorhees has endless options of things to do. The Voorhees Town Center, a hybrid residential and retail complex, is a premier shopping destination and has the largest branch of the Camden County Library System to boot. Likewise, Eagle Plaza is convenient for daily errands and groceries.

Fully experiencing Voorhees isn’t complete without visiting the Flyers Skate Zone, the official training center of the Philadelphia Flyers. Whether you’re a pro on the ice or skating for the first time, the Skate Zone is a family-friendly place to test out your skills. Nearby, Pleasant Valley Miniature Golf Club is fun for all ages, and Carmike Cinemas is the best place to catch the latest features. Lastly, be sure to experience a show at Fusion Performing Arts Center, which offers opportunities to reconnect with your theatrical side.

Restaurants & Fine Dining

Voorhees offers a plethora of fine dining options. Catelli Duo is an innovative Italian spot that features classics with elevated flavor, as well as artisanal pizzas and decadent desserts like chocolate soufflé! Black Olive Greek Cuisine offers worldly, flavorful Mediterranean food, bringing authentic spanakopita and other traditional favorites right to Voorhees. Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant serves classic burgers and wraps alongside brewhouse specialties like Jaegerschnitzel and Old Charlestown Shrimp. Besides showcasing delicious food, Iron Hill is a beer lover’s paradise. From IPAs to Wits to fun favorites like Oompa Loompa Chocolate Stout, Iron Hill is the best place to catch up and enjoy great food. Another can’t-miss is Elena Wu Restaurant & Sushi Bar, which features a distinctive medley of Chinese and French cuisine as well as exciting sushi options. Library 2 is a delicious destination for a steak dinner and boasts a variety of seafood options, all in a cozy, book-filled setting. Be sure to stop by La Locanda to sample the fantastic Italian dishes crafted by chef Luigi Basile, an Italian native.

Voorhees has food from all over the globe. Coriander Indian Bistro is a perfect choice for authentic Indian food, and Bangkok City is a delicious Thai option, not to mention the exciting Mexican cuisine at El Mariachi San Lucas. Lastly, you can’t beat the diner classics at Voorhees Diner, where you’re sure to please everyone in your party.

Outdoor Adventures

Voorhees features plenty of parks and playgrounds right at your fingertips. Connolly Park has lots of green space, making it the perfect place to take your kids or walk your dog. Nearby, at Giangiulio Sports Complex, it’s easy to catch a local baseball or soccer game, and at Kirkwood Sports Complex, you can flex your prowess on the bocce ball and tennis courts. Offering a dozen parks and facilities, Voorhees has something to meet everyone’s needs. Head out to Kresson Golf Course and enjoy 18 holes of lush green and golf right off beautiful Cedar Lake. Furthermore, Voorhees is just a drive from adventures waiting at the Jersey Shore and Delaware River.

Amenities

Voorhees is a suburban enclave that is extremely convenient to Philadelphia and is located right on the PATCO Speedline, making any commute a cinch. Furthermore, Voorhees has an excellent public school system that boasts above-average SAT scores and sends 91 percent of students to college. And no matter what your emergency, there are excellent hospitals in the area.

Voorhees is a comfortable community where it’s easy to find a spacious home, all while enjoying the many cultural amenities that the township has to offer. After just a short visit to Voorhees, you’ll find the home that you’ve been looking for.