Located in Camden County, New Jersey, Collingswood is a borough that had a population of 13,926 in the 2010 U.S. Census. The borough is a dry town and no alcohol is sold within its perimeters, but restaurant patrons are allowed to bring their own. Originally settled by Quakers, the borough was incorporated in 1888. It is best known in the region today for its hip, urban, artsy vibe and the variety of eco-friendly activities that it offers.
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Go green! On any given day, you might find women's field hockey, lacrosse, softball games, outdoor movies or classical concerts at Knight Park. There's a farmers market during summer months, as well as a community greenhouse. Enjoy the compost program, the bike share program, and the Green Festival.
Explore history! Visit the 1820s Collings-Knight Homestead at the corner of Collings Avenue and Browning Road, or tour one of the county's oldest dwellings, the Stokes-Lees Mansion, on Lees Avenue. The tomb of Walt Whitman is located in Harleigh Cemetery.
Rising property values! Philadelphia Magazine named Collingswood first in the region for real estate price growth in 2006. That ranking was based on values being up around 100 percent over a five-year period. The average condo or house price in 2012 was $219,708. Ramblewood Country Club, Westwood Golf Course and RiverWinds Golf and Tennis Club all have nice residential areas.
Unique shopping and dining venues! The retail district on Haddon Avenue has many shops, and the downtown district boasts restaurants of almost every type of cuisine. The borough presents monthly 2nd Saturdays downtown with exhibitions by art galleries, restaurants and artists. Stop by The Candy Jar, a sweet shop, and Local Market Collingswood, which sells organic, grass-fed milk and artisan breads.
Embrace the arts! Collingswood Community Theatre and Collingswood Shakespeare Company feature live performances, and Collingswood Theatre is an old building that now houses shops and a creative work space called The Factory. Visit Perkins Center for the Arts to see what is on the schedule. The Theater and Ballroom at Collingswood presents theatrical productions and live concerts.
Buy affordable housing! In 2011, the mean price for all housing units was $261,537, while for town houses, it was $188,086; multi-unit apartments cost $122,312, on average. The average gross rent in the borough was $1,016 in 2012. Dwellings near Maple Avenue Station offer convenience for travel, while residential areas near Newton Lake have scenic views and easy access to a park, boat ramp and three fishing piers (which are located on Lees Lane, Matrimony, and Bettlewood Avenue). Whether you want a rent to own cottage or a new condo, you're likely to find the home you need at a price point you like.
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