For apartment renters looking for a charming town, Mount Holly fits the bill with its accented architectural reminders to its colonial history. it features a close-knit community that loves to stay involved in local festivals, recreational programs and team sports. Many routes preferred by commuters going to work in Philadelphia and Trenton pass through town, but the same roads offer a short ride to South Jersey's best shopping and dining destinations.
Mount Holly is the county seat of Burlington County. It was established as one of the original 104 townships of New Jersey in 1688, but it was originally called Northampton. After pieces of it were integrated into other townships, Mount Holly adapted its current name in 1931. Several homes and buildings that were originally constructed in the colonial era still exist in historic neighborhoods. There are even landmarks and tributes to the township's rich past such as Battle of Iron Works Hill site from the Revolutionary War.
Today, roughly 10,000 people who rent or own a home in Mount Holly. Apartment renters with active families will be happy to know that the Recreation Committee sponsors youth sports leagues, 5K runs and seasonal festivals throughout the year. Foodies and fashionistas will enjoy the close proximity to the Cherry Hill Mall and the Promenade at Sagemore, which are both upscale shopping malls with distinctive dining options.
Even though New Jersey Transit runs buses through the area, commuters often find that it's easiest to drive in South Jersey. Usually, it's easy to find free on-street parking, but you may occasionally find a meter in a neighborhood with restaurants. Rush hour can be a bit of a pinch going north or west in the morning, but evening commutes are fairly smooth. Since the rent is cheaper in New Jersey than in Philadelphia, many of those who rent an apartment in New Jersey travel to the city daily.
Route 38, Interstate 295 and County Road 541 (also known as the Mount Holly Bypass) are major highways that connect commuters to destinations such as Atlantic City, Philadelphia, Trenton and Princeton. For more extensive travel, motor coaches leaving from the Greyhound Bus station in nearby Mount Laurel will take you to New York City, Baltimore and beyond.
Apartment renters looking for opportunities in higher education can take advantage of Burlington County College, which has a convenient campus in town. The New Jersey Institute of Technology is close by in Mount Laurel. For more comprehensive university campuses, you'll also find an easy commute to Rutgers University's Camden campus and Rowan University's Camden campus.
Apartment renters will also be able to find plenty of work opportunities in the area. Medical professionals can easily find employment at several major health systems such as Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly or Kennedy University Hospital in Cherry Hill. Additionally, there are Fox Rehabilitation centers and several University of Pennsylvania neighborhood family practices. Since the township is the county seat, jobs in local government are available at the municipal buildings and the court house.