Located in an area chock-full of fascinating American history and surrounded by natural beauty, New Jersey’s Williamstown is the latest addition to our Best Places to Live series. Find out what should catch your eye about this increasingly popular hotspot.
NATURE & RECREATION
In practically all directions, Williamstown boasts amazing options for enjoying the outdoors, including hiking, boating, camping and wildlife observation. For a start, check out these beautiful destinations:
Wharton State Forest
Get lost exploring the state park system’s largest swath of land. In addition to an incredible range of recreational opportunities, you can also check out historic Batsto Village, a once-bustling iron and glassmaking hub.
Parvin State Park
Among this state park’s many perks are the 18 fully furnished cabins that stretch along Thundergust Lake, allowing you to play hard during the day and rest comfortably at night.
Few places are more iconic to American history than the Delaware River, and Williamstown is just a short drive away. Enjoy exploring the scenery and incredible history along the Delaware’s banks, including landmarks like Red Bank Battlefield Park.
Scotland Run Golf Club
This Williamstown golf course has consistently received top honors, including having been named a top-50 public course in Golf Digest. The cost of a round is worth it just to try out the 16th hole, which requires a booming drive off the tee to clear a formidable old sand quarry.
For the history buff, living in Gloucester County—established in 1686—provides the exciting opportunity to explore some of the country’s earliest history, from when the area was inhabited by the Lenni-Lanape tribe to when it was a hotbed of Revolutionary War activity and beyond.
HIGH-RATED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Williamstown belongs to the Monroe Township Public Schools district, which ranks an exceptional 8 out of 10 on GreatSchools.
PROXIMITY TO PHILADELPHIA
Work in Philly but want to live outside the big city? With less than an hour’s commute to Philadelphia, Williamstown provides an attractive retreat that’s still close enough to maintain a healthy work-life balance.
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