Cherry Hill is a suburb southeast of Philadelphia. Its quaint towns and welcoming neighborhoods have made it an attractive option for retirees. Besides that, the city is home to a small downtown, which has all the necessities one would need, as well as a tight-knit neighborly feel.
Climate and Geography
A suburb of Philadelphia, Cherry Hill, is in Camden County, New Jersey. Residents can expect to experience a tropical climate during the summer, meaning it will be long, hot and, humid. The city also experiences heavy snowfall during the winter.
Cherry Hill is built on mostly low, flat land, with plenty of greenspaces around the city. Also, there are a few small bodies of water in the area.
Recreation, Culture & Entertainment
Residents love going down to the Cherry Hill Mall where they will find plenty to do, whether it’s shopping, dining, or attending an event. Another major shopping center is The Plaza at Cherry Hill. Here, residents can find all their necessities and more.
One of the more popular landmarks of the city is the Garden State Discovery Museum. There are multiple wineries and breweries which host tours that all residents can attend. Locals also love going to the many food markets around the city.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The cost of living in Cherry Hill is higher than the national average but less than the state average of New Jersey. The median home cost is also higher than the national average but still less when compared statewide. Other costs, such as groceries, transportation, and utilities are all higher than the national average.
The state of New Jersey does not tax Social Security benefits, and residents 65 and older qualify to exclude some of their retirement income from state income taxes. They also qualify for several tax breaks in the state. The sales tax for New Jersey, including Cherry Hill, is 6.625 percent.
Jefferson Health-Stratford and Virtua Voorhees Hospital are both near Cherry Hill and are ranked high performing in three and five specialties according to U.S. News. Nearby Camden also has several well-regarded hospitals, while Philadelphia is hope to many of the state's best hospitals.