Welcome To Collingswood and Westmont
Friendly neighborhoods with top-tier commercial districts and local businesses
Festive at their core, the wholesome boroughs of Collingswood and Westmont have established a reputation for their peaceful ambiance and private neighborhoods. Westmont is the downtown district of Haddon Township, while the adjacent Collingswood is closest to the Delaware River. Each is located just a few miles outside of Philadelphia.
Both locations are conveniently set between two major commuter arteries — US-30 and New Jersey 70 — and maintain a great deal of diversity. Residents are quick to brag on their towns’ fascinating stories, and with good reason. Their histories include early European settlers in the 1700s, a strong Quaker influence, and even a considerable role in the Underground Railroad.
The residential real estate in both neighborhoods is saturated in staggering historic homes selling at amazing prices. Light-filled, single-family houses created in the early 20th century have been updated to include modern amenities and alluring features while retaining the charm of their eras. Stately Victorians and Colonials populate the picturesque street corners, often within walking distance of quaint shopping districts.
What To Love
- Easy commute to Philadelphia via the PATCO Speedline
- Vibrant homes replete with distinctive character
- Lakefront activities at the placid shores of Cooper River Lake
Highly regarded eateries and shops line the stretch of Haddon Avenue, and residents spend a large portion of their time perusing the local goods with friends and family. The city of Collingswood was even ranked the #1 small-town food scene in America by USA Today, solidifying its status as a must-visit town and a top-notch haven for gastronomes.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Collingswood and Westmont maintain their effortlessly artful personalities in part because of their foodie-approved local eats and trendy boutiques. Along Haddon Avenue in Collingswood, for instance, shops such as Inner Groove Records and Secret Origins Comics & More beckon with an eclectic selection of goods.
Cuisine on Haddon Avenue can vary from international to sumptuous desserts and everything in between, meaning locals have a never-ending selection of top-tier eats at their fingertips. A lively BYOB Italian restaurant, The Kitchen Consigliere brings the flavors of Italy to life with an easy flair.
Devil’s Creek Brewery is the go-to for delectable craft beers and good times and offers a popular venue for private events and celebrations. The Haddon Avenue is also rich in bakeries, including Dulce Artisanal Pastry, a purveyor of delights like their peaches and cream cheesecake and pecan sticky buns.
Things To Do
In Collingswood and Westmont, there’s no shortage of opportunities for family-oriented activities. During the spring and summer months, the community comes together for its Saturday Collingswood Farmers Market, a special place where neighbors can browse local produce and goods while making lifelong connections.
Getting out into nature here typically involves heading to one of the many local parks. Cooper Park, specifically, is loaded with amenities, including several sports fields, basketball and tennis courts, playgrounds, and picnic areas. The park's position on the shores of Cooper River Lake means it also offers a boat launch location and a yacht club further down the river.
Those in need of a venue for their own special events won’t find a lovelier space than the Collingswood Grand Ballroom. Its show-stopping interior and oak-shrouded green spaces make the ideal spot for romantic weddings and sophisticated corporate events.
The Collingswood and Westmont neighborhoods are home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Collingswood High School, 9-12, well-rated public high school
- James A. Garfield Elementary School, K-5, highly rated public elementary school