A turn-of-the-century railroad town located in Camden County, New Jersey, Haddon Heights was founded as a bedroom community for employees of Camden and Philadelphia.
Today, Haddon Heights is a distinctive place to live, work, and visit that’s just minutes from Center City Philadelphia. People are friendly. The town has changed with the times, while maintaining its historic character and preserving its architectural integrity and “small town feel.”
Built on a grid pattern, Haddon Heights is extremely walkable. Sycamore trees line wide sidewalks that encourage walking throughout the community and lead to public transportation that provides connections to points beyond the community.
Haddon Heights has it all — a high-performing school system; diverse housing stock; safe, wide, and walkable streets; thriving commercial and business corridors; and a progressive outlook on the future. Everyone, from singles to families to seniors, enjoys the small town feel that can be found in Haddon Heights. The Haddon Heights Library is open six days a week and serves as the heart of town, providing enrichment through a number of social and community events.
An effective school system that includes three grade schools, a high school, and three private schools strengthens the community. Children often walk to school. Additionally, eight churches provide worship opportunities for a wide variety of faiths, while offering a range of community programs and day care options.
From Colonial through Cape Cod to modern condominiums, all types of housing options can be found in Haddon Heights.
Haddon Heights was the top-ranking town in Camden County to make New Jersey Monthly’s list of Best Places to Live in New Jersey.
Just six miles from Center City Philadelphia and located at Exit 29 off Route 295, Haddon Heights is an easily accessible destination with a distinct identity. Station Avenue runs adjacent to the two historic passenger and freight railroad stations and serves as the community’s main street and economic center. Along it one will find the main street conveniences of municipal hall, the police station, and post office, in addition to a number of banks, businesses, markets, and locally owned shops.
The White Horse Pike also runs right through Haddon Heights. A lovely tree-lined street, it features a number of turn-of-the-century homes that have been converted into offices for accountants, lawyers, and doctors.
The Black Horse Pike and Kings Highway commercial districts are located within Haddon Heights. Both are easily accessible and present opportunities for small retailers and professional service providers.
Haddon Heights is home to a network of parks, playgrounds, and recreational facilities. Haddon Lake Park runs through the west side of town along the King’s Run Creek. From dog walkers to mountain bikers, the park presents opportunities for everyone. In the summer, the Dell, an outdoor amphitheater located in the park, hosts a series of concerts and children’s programs.
Throughout Haddon Heights is a series of small parks and playgrounds featuring basketball courts, tennis courts, baseball fields, soccer fields, and the Haddon Glen Swim Club, which is open to members in the late spring and summer.
No matter the season, there’s always something happening in Haddon Heights. And special events make it all more special.
Spring brings an Easter Egg Hunt in the Park, Down By The Station Day, the Town-Wide Yard Sale in May, and a Garden Tour in June.
The highlights of the summer season are the Haddon Summer Theatre and the Fourth of July celebration which, features a morning 5K run, an old fashioned parade, and an after parade party. On the Fourth Friday of May, June, July, August, and September, Haddon Heights hosts an evening of music and artists along our Station Avenue Historic District, with shops open late. As summer fades to fall, everyone looks forward to the Corvette and Craft Show on Station Avenue and a Revolutionary War Encampment to celebrate our colonial history.
The community welcomes winter and celebrates the season with a Christmas Parade, Holiday House Tour, concerts, and craft bazaars.