Every year, Money Magazine releases its extremely popular list of the top 100 places to live in the United States. This year, Cherry Hill, New Jersey made the list at number 47. Of course Bernie Platt, mayor of the 24 square-mile township, isn't surprised.
"It's truly a remarkable community to live in," says Platt, who has been mayor since 2002. "There are great people, it's family-oriented, and you couldn't find a better place to live, play and do business."
Platt is also quick to point out that Cherry Hill was voted the eighth safest place to live in the United States this year too. That may be why there's been such an influx of new residents to the township in recent years, and why new families, singles, and retirees keep picking Cherry Hill as the place they want to put down roots. Depending on where the incoming want to live however, they may be out of luck.
"More people are coming to live in Cherry Hill," says Platt, "but I've talked to the real estate salespeople and they tell me there is very little inventory."
Platt also says that there has never been a real downturn in Cherry Hill's fortunes as a community—and right now the commercial side of Cherry Hill is booming too.