Philly Suburb Named America’s Best Place To Live

What great news following Live8 and our 4th! You can check out the news article on NBC10.com here. Nice work Moorestown!! You can also see the list of other city’s on Money Magazines page at CNN here

“MOORESTOWN, N.J. — In this tree-lined suburb of Philadelphia, the schools are considered top-notch, police dutifully caution motorists who don’t yield to pedestrians and, each winter, they make a big deal out of something called Random Acts of Kindness Week.

If you think that makes Moorestown sound idyllic, you’re not alone. In an issue being sent to subscribers this week, Money magazine proclaims it the nation’s best place to live.”

http://money.cnn.com/best/bplive/

“MOORESTOWN, N.J. — In this tree-lined suburb of Philadelphia, the schools are considered top-notch, police dutifully caution motorists who don’t yield to pedestrians and, each winter, they make a big deal out of something called Random Acts of Kindness Week.

If you think that makes Moorestown sound idyllic, you’re not alone. In an issue being sent to subscribers this week, Money magazine proclaims it the nation’s best place to live.”

Money looked at towns with at least 14,000 people and crunched the numbers on population, property value, school quality, recreation, safety and other factors. Magazine reporters were dispatched to the 12 top towns to decide which had the most community spirit.

After Moorestown, the top towns were Bainbridge Island, Wash.; Naperville, Ill.; Vienna, Va.; and Louisville, Colo. Three other New Jersey towns were in the top 100: Chatham, 9; Princeton, 15; and Hackettstown, 72.

Craig Matters, a senior editor at Money, said the list will likely have more of an effect on bragging rights than on anything like real estate prices. The magazine publishes annual lists of other best places to live, focusing in past years on small towns, coastal communities.

“It’s a point of civic pride. It ends up on all their stationary, on all their Web sites,” Matters said. “It’s not like these places have inferiority complexes to begin with.”

The Burlington County town has Quaker roots and was settled in 1682. In the early part of the 20th century, it was a desirable address for the captains of industry in Camden and Philadelphia.

The best-known citizens these days are a number of Philadelphia Eagles players, including quarterback Donovan McNabb.

1 Comment so far

  1. AJ (unregistered) on July 11th, 2005 @ 6:51 pm

    Blue Bell in Montgomery County is 14, I grew up in Blue Bell and now live in VA..Blue Bell was good, close to philly, but far enough away full of tress and nice people.

    http://money.cnn.com/best/bplive/snapshots/38577.html



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