The Springdale area was first settled by the Lenni-Lenape Native American tribe who shared this pastoral space with William Penn's followers in the late 17th century. Preserving the natural wonder of the area from that time are 51 area parks today -- yes, you read it right, 51 parks.
Springdale, located near Camden in Camden County, is a census-designated place that is a part of the Cherry Hill Township. With a population around 14,500, the community is just over 5 miles in size and offers extensive community programs and much green space to its residents.
Moving to Town
Planning a move to rent an apartment in Springdale? You'll find a studio for rent, duplex for rent, and condos for rent in this comfortable community. Be sure to give yourself a month to find the right place to live for you. Thirty days is usually a good time frame for searching out the best properties in a community as well regarded as this one. Look in the newspaper, online, and by searching the streets and neighborhoods by foot or in your car. Naturally, when you find the right place to rent, you'll find a landlord who wants something from you in return, other than your rent. That means your credit report, ID, and W2s, so be sure you have this information to be truly "rental ready."
Springdale is a part of the larger Cherry Hill Township, not far from the cities of Philadelphia and Camden, New Jersey. As such, it has two distinct neighborhoods.
Charleston East / Deer Park: This suburban area contains single family homes and townhomes as well as duplexes. Homes were built primarily between 1940 and 1999.
Willowdale: Suburban in density, single family homes, townhomes, and duplexes are the most extensive type of housing here. Great for commuters, this area is conveniently close to I-295.
Life in Springdale
This community is home to the Garden State Discovery Museum, where arts and crafts and plenty of hands-on exhibits live, and many live performances can be taken in at your leisure.
For shopping fun, check out nearby Cherry Hill Mall, which has nationwide chain stores and local boutiques. The mall is renowned as one of the earliest enclosed malls, and is still a thriving entertainment and shopping destination. A more recent addition is Garden State Park; now an open-air, modern shopping and dining community, it was once a race track. Now people, not equines, stroll the area.
With many parks and much green space, Springdale offers plenty of activities outdoors for all ages. There are basketball and tennis courts, softball, baseball, and soccer fields. You'll also find many pleasant walking paths. Nearby is Croft Farm, once a working farm and mill built in 1753. Today the structure is still in good use as an historic landmark and an arts center, where a plethora of art classes, musical concerts, and seminars and discussions are held.
Feel like taking a swing at things? There are two country clubs in the area, including Merchantville Country Club.
Getting around town is a breeze with easy highway access via I-295, which has three exit locations in and around the community. The New Jersey Turnpike is also close by. While having a car isn't an absolute necessity, as public transportation is available, private auto is still the predominate form of transportation in the community. Commute times are under 30 minutes each way, making the work day a little easier to navigate than in some communities.
You'll have a full compliment of seasons in Springdale, with generally mild winters and warm summers.