Welcome to Mount Laurel
A vibrant and diverse area that is perfect for those who love history and a sense of community
Mount Laurel is a township in Burlington County that is an edge city of Philadelphia. It is known as one of the most interesting heritages in New Jersey. Take, for instance, its history that starts back when the Leni Lenape settled in the area in the 1400s and established many of the trails that are now known as the area's roads. Or when the first Quaker settlements from England moved into Mount Laurel in the late 1600s and helped grow this small town.
Today, the area is known for its vibrance and liveliness, which genuinely makes the township one of the best places to live in New Jersey.
What to Love
- Its resources
- Community-oriented feel
- Proximity to other major cities
While Mount Laurel may be known for its small community feel, due to its location and proximity to Pennsylvania those living in the area are under an hour away from Philadelphia. This means that residents in Mount Laurel are close to excellent museums, significant cultural events, and fantastic entertainment.
Plus, with Mount Laurel's downtown area bustling with a variety of businesses, residents and visitors can enjoy an amazing variety of luxury and convenience shops.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
If you are looking for some unique dining options, then Mount Laurel has it all. From Tres Yan & Wu, a roomy BYOB outpost that serves Pan-Asian fare, to Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza & Wings, a delicious chain that serves wings, subs, Italian plates, and charred-crust pies.
However, if you are looking for the real deal when it comes to Italian cooking, nothing beats Abbruzzi & Giunta's Italian Market. Diners here get food that is "as good as what momma used to make," with its Italian specialties and homemade recipes. If you just want to end the night with a casual dining experience and the freshest ingredients, Ristorante Al Fresco will be a great option.
Things to Do
Mount Laurel is known for its family activities, outdoor festivities, and promoting an active lifestyle. Around the town, you will find not only numerous indoor playgrounds but an indoor amusement park and an indoor sports complex, as well.
Laurel Acres Park is a great location for those wanting to spend time outdoors and enjoy the sites, while Rancocas Pointe is a neighborhood in Mount Laurel that offers an assortment of homes with gorgeous styles and varying sizes.
However, if you want a more local feel, then check out some favorite festivities in the area. For example, the Food Truck Festival and Rancoca's Fall Harvest are two activities you cannot miss.
The Mount Laurel Township School District is an above-average school district that serves over 4,000 students in grades ranging from pre-kindergarten through high school. Some of the more well-known schools in the area include:
- Lenape High School, Grades 9th-12th
- Fleetwood Elementary School, Grades Kindergarten-3rd
- Hartford School, Grades PK-12th.