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September 08, 2016

Where's the best place to raise a family?

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Finding the perfect home in the right community should be at the top of the list when you’re raising a family. With a sense of building relationships and shared amenities in mind, planned communities offer public areas open exclusively to members that create a perfect environment for families to flourish.

When you’re on the hunt for your next home, take into consideration the amenities a planned community offers, the location it’s in and how far away it is from shopping essentials. This will help you evaluate if it’s the right place for you, because when you have a family to raise, having everything within a reasonable distance helps make life easier. One of our region’s finest planned communities, Garden State Park, offers all this and more!

Proximity to Everything

When raising a family, there’s always a reason to go shopping. Whether it’s to the grocery store or going clothes shopping for the new school year, being close to your favorite retailers is a must. Garden State Park is right next to Market Place and Towne Place, so an abundance of stores like Barnes & Noble, Wegmans and Nordstrom Rack will all be in reach! It’s also a short distance from the PATCO train, which will take you right to Center City Philadelphia for a day of fun. Or, maybe the Adventure Aquarium is more up your alley — it's just a short drive away. With so many options nearby, deciding what to do next weekend will never feel like a chore!

Grilling and Common Areas

Your neighborhood shouldn’t just be a place to live but a place to build lasting relationships with others. Bringing up kids in a close-knit community will make it easy for them to make more friends, especially in the common areas. Garden State Park has plenty of common areas and even an area dedicated to “grilling and chilling.” Have a cookout with your family and neighbors, and watch your kids develop friendships that will last for years to come.

Media Room

What could be better than having a family movie night? It’ll give your kids something to look forward to during the day and is a great activity for a Saturday night. Garden State Park has a high-definition media room that’s perfect for this occasion. But, of course, nothing beats the real movie theater experience, and luckily, Garden State Park is only a short drive away from a movie theater featuring the latest blockbuster movies! It's the best of both worlds.


Kids love summertime – especially swimming! Planned communities that are on the larger side offer amenities to cover a wide range of interests and lifestyles. Swimming pools are the perfect thing to keep kids of all ages and interests entertained during the long summer months and should be something to look for when searching for the right place to settle down. Garden State Park offers a resort-style swimming pool that will make every day of the summer feel like a vacation for the entire family!

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Planned communities are the perfect choice for raising a family. Common areas, like grilling areas and pools, help bring people together and provide a safe space for children to make lifelong friends. Garden State Park has all you need and more to raise your family in comfort!