Blackwood, New Jersey, is attractive to home buyers who are looking for the convenience of a fairly central location without paying too high a price. With plenty of two and three bedroom homes that hold their value well, Blackwood is a great place for a family starter home. Those who are looking for a smaller townhouse within one of the quiet, safe neighborhoods also have options. Modest ranch homes and unpretentious, simple bungalows add to the array of choices for potential homebuyers.
Blackwood is an unincorporated community within Gloucester Township of Camden county, New Jersey. At just over one square mile and with a population that remains less than 5,000, Blackwood has a small town look and feel that is steeped in history. The Blackwood Historic District is part of the National Register of Historic Places, and covers an area of the town that runs along Church Street. Two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school offer educational options to students in Blackwood. One Catholic school and a charter school round out the academic offerings for young people, while college students who attend school in the town can choose from Pennco Tech and Camden County College.
Within the township, there is plenty of opportunity for shopping and supporting small business, while major cities of the northeast are close at hand. Baseball fields, Black Horse Pike, and the Gloucester Township Health and Fitness Trail offer exercise options for athletes and sports fans. City parks like State Street Park give residents green space within the town limits. The Gloucester Township supports its local businesses and shops by asking residents to ‘Go Local’ in order to keep cash flow within the community as well as ‘Go Green’ by reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with driving long distances. Sustainability is a theme that runs throughout the local government of Blackwood, as it has pledged to its citizens to achieve action steps towards environmental friendliness.