Mount Laurel Neighborhood Guide
Mount Laurel is a peaceful town in Burlington County, New Jersey. Stretching over approximately 22 miles, Mount Laurel provides space and comfort for the near 41,000 citizens. It mainly consists of single-family homes, townhouses, and condominiums. Located in South Jersey, Mount Laurel has easy access to Philly, Atlantic City, and New York.Continue Reading
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About Mount Laurel
Mt. Laurel Today
Mt. Laurel NJ is a mature suburban community which prides itself on being a great home for families and businesses. Spanning 22 square miles, it is home to many of South Jersey’s top 50 employers, as well as being an ideal place to live for about 45,000 residents. While single-family homes predominate, Mt. Laurel also offers a range of townhome and condo communities. In addition to its excellent school system and comparatively reasonable real estate taxes, it is known for its commitment to parks and recreation, and to preserving open space. Mt. Laurel boasts a wonderful system of public parks, tot lots and sports facilities. Just minutes from downtown Philadelphia and its sports complexes, it is noted for its accessibility – situated at a crossroads of the New York and Washington, D.C. travel corridors, Mt. Laurel provides easy commutes to those cities.
Mt. Laurel Arts
In addition to its proximity to the cultural treasure troves of Philadelphia and New York, Mt. Laurel is home to a number of arts education organizations.
Allen Academy of Dance Arts
3701 Church Road #5, Mt. Laurel, NJ
The Ceramic Barn
5145 Church Road, Mt. Laurel, NJ
Offering classes in painting, and ceramics including hand building and pottery wheel work.
Curtain Call Performing Arts Center
3815 Church Road #11, Mt. Laurel, NJ
Offering classes in music, voice, dance and acting.
Marcia Hyland Dance and Arts Center
3771 Church Road, Mt. Laurel, NJ
Mt. Laurel-Based Businesses
Mt. Laurel is home to the offices a of number of large corporations, including CEDC Finance, PHH Mortgage, TD Bank, Amica Mutual Insurance, ARI, Comcast, ADP, OKI Data, NFL Films, and more.
In addition, it has numerous service-oriented businesses, retail establishments and shopping plazas.
Mt. Laurel Restaurants
Mt. Laurel is home to scores of restaurants ranging from fine dining, national chain restaurants and fast food outlets. It has a tremendous variety of cuisines, including many Asian restaurants — Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Thai and Vietnamese.
Mt. Laurel Points of Interest
Mt. Laurel is home to several notable historical sites.
One of the oldest Quaker meeting in the country, which was built in 1698 with the help of the Lenni-Lenape Native American tribe.
Jacob’s Chapel, built in 1859, a stop on the Underground Railroad, and the site of an African American graveyard in which Civil War soldiers are buried.
Paulsdale, the family home of Equal Rights crusader Alice Paul, who fought for the cause of women’s suffrage, which now houses the Alice Paul Institute.
Mt. Laurel Sports & Rec
In addition to the highly competitive sports programs offered through the Mt. Laurel public schools and Lenape High School, Mt. Laurel has a robust youth club sports scene.
Mt. Laurel Parks & Rec
Mt. Laurel has a great variety of both public and commercial recreational opportunities.
Mt. Laurel Schools
The Mt. Laurel Public School System serves students in Kindergarten through 8th grade, with 6 neighborhood elementary schools, and Middle School split between the Mt. Laurel Hartford School, for grades 5 & 6, and the Thomas E. Harrington Middle School for grades 7 & 8. Public school students attend Lenape Regional High School, in Medford NJ, for 9th through 12th grades.
Mt. Laurel Architecture
While there are several notable historic buildings in Mt. Laurel, its residential development is more modern in character than that of neighboring Moorestown. While the area was settled in the 1600s, it was largely agricultural for many years. The opening of the New Jersey Turnpike in 1951 stimulated rapid suburban growth in Mt. Laurel, because Exit 4 is located there. About 75% of the homes in the township were built in the boom period between 1970 and 1999. About 9% have been built since 2000. Mt. Laurel has a wide variety of newer suburban single family homes, townhouses, and condos, as well as several apartment complexes.
Mt. Laurel Transportation
Mt. Laurel offers easy access to points North and South along the NJ Turnpike and Rte I-295, which go through Mt. Laurel. In addition, Rte. 73 affords a direct route to Northeast Philadelphia and to the Atlantic City Expressway, and Rte. 38 provides a quick drive to Center City Philadelphia. Public transportation options include riding the PATCO hi-speed line from the nearby Woodcrest Station, off of Rte. 295, and NJ Transit also provides bus service from Mt. Laurel to Philadelphia, Camden and the Moorestown and Cherry Hill malls.
Greyhound Lines has a bus station on Fellowship Road in Mt. Laurel. A popular commuter bus, with good wi-fi, runs frequently between Mt. Laurel and New York City. Greyhound also has routes to many other destinations.
Mt. Laurel Health Care
Mt. Laurel is home to a number of hospital-affiliated and independent medical practices, dental practices, diagnostic and surgical centers, and urgent care facilities. On the edge of town, the Virtua Hospital system boasts a new medical building housing medical practices, diagnostic services and a state-of-the-art Center for Health & Fitness.
In addition, town residents are close to a number of the leading hospitals in South Jersey including Virtua Memorial Hospital (Mt. Holly), Virtua Hospital (Voorhees), Cooper University Hospital and Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden. Kennedy Hospital in Cherry Hill is also close by.
Right across the river in Philadelphia, some of the nation’s top teaching hospitals are headquartered, and many of them have South Jersey locations. They include: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, whose system now includes Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Pennsylvania Hospital; the renowned Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children; Temple Health System, including Fox Chase Cancer Center/Temple Health; and Hahnemann University Hospital, the teaching hospital of Drexel University.
Mt. Laurel Places of Worship
Fellowship Community Church
1520 Hainesport Road, Mt. Laurel, NJ
Grace Bible Church
822 S. Church Street, Mt. Laurel, NJ
St. John Neumann Church
560 Walton Ave, Mt. Laurel, NJ
Mt. Laurel Evangelical Free Church
515 Mt. Laurel Road, Mt. Laurel, NJ
Grace Presbyterian Church
550 Union Mill Road, Mt. Laurel, NJ
Masonville United Methodist Church
200 Masonville Centerton Road, Mt. Laurel, NJ
Jacob’s Chapel AME Church
318 Elbow Lane, Mt. Laurel, NJ
Village Presbyterian Church
357 Hartford Road, Mt. Laurel, NJ
The Church of Jesus Christ
527 Hartford Road, Mt. Laurel, NJ
Nearby synagogues in Marlton, Cherry Hill and Voorhees, New Jersey
Mt. Laurel Civic Organizations
128 Hooten Road, Mt. Laurel, NJ
Mt. Laurel Retirement Communities
1 Holiday Blvd, Mt. Laurel, NJ
An active adult 55+ community with a choice of carriage or patio homes and condos. Maintenance fees at Holiday Village are some of the lowest in the area.
101 Amaryllis Blvd, Mt. Laurel, NJ
An active adult 55+ community with a choice of carriage or patio homes and condos. Amenities include a clubhouse, tennis courts, bocce and shuffleboard courts and an outdoor pool.
400 Fernbrooke Lane, Mt. Laurel, NJ
Assisted Living and Dementia Care in a country estate setting.
Mt. Laurel Social & Sports Clubs
Mt. Laurel is home to Laurel Creek Country Club, a private facility with a beautiful clubhouse, dining program, and renowned golf course, as well as Ron Jaworski’s Ramblewood Country Club.