Nestled between the Delaware River and the Glassboro Fish and Wildlife preserve, Washington Township in southeastern New Jersey is a bustling suburban community that has retained much of its small town charm. Its top-notch schools, large offering of local and national stores and close proximity to Philadelphia and the Jersey Shore earned the township a ranking on the prestigious Money Magazine 100 Best Cities to Live in the United States.
A Rich History
Once a Lenape Native American village, Washington Township became a thriving farming community when a handful of colonial families settled in the area in the mid-1800s. Remnants of the original inhabitants still stand. The historic Old Stone House Village is even available for family reunions, weddings and other celebrations.
The modern community is a mix of long-time residents and former urbanites seeking a slower pace of life. The town gathers together a few times each year to celebrate, including during the annual Memorial Day Parade in May and the Antique Custom Car and Motorcycle Show in June. Running since 1972, the Fourth of July Americana Festival attracts more than 75,000 revelers.
Things to Do in Washington Township
The mostly residential community has a lively downtown area that attracts residents and visitors from neighboring towns. Washington Town Center is filled with dozens of specialty stores, delicious restaurants and a movie theater. Next door you will find the TD Banks Arts Center, which hosts A-list concerts, Broadway plays and high school productions.
An Outdoor Playground
One of the best places to spend time in town is Washington Lake Park, a true family-friendly center of activity. The spacious greenbelt offers horse riding and hiking trails, outdoor games and playground equipment and even an unleashed dog park. During the summer, lifeguards watch over the busy lake and the community gathers at the outdoor amphitheater for free concerts and movies.
A Tight-Knit Township
Many families have established strong ties in Washington Township, including the Collins family of Chestnut Ridge Farm and the Heritage family of Heritage’s Dairy Farm Stores. The McAllisters have been serving the community since 1876 as the premier resident HVAC contractors. Our family tradition spans three generations of air conditioning repair, heater repair and heating oil delivery services.
Honesty and dependability are the cornerstones of our success. With a local office in Pennsauken, we can arrive at your home or business in minutes for repairs so you are comfortable during New Jersey’s humid summers and frigid winters. Contact us to find out more about our full range of services, including the installation of new heating and cooling systems, advice on improving indoor air quality and our low-cost tune-up maintenance agreements.