Experience South Jersey in 2024

Cape May | Bruce Emmerling

Nestled between the lower Delaware River and Pennsylvania, South Jersey boasts pristine beaches, upscale vineyards, and a calendar full of festivities. Let’s have a closer look at everything this region offers year-round. 

Top Events of 2024

South Jersey’s most anticipated events include Willow Creek Winery’s third annual Saint Patrick’s Weekend Celebration in Cape May, the Spring Opera at Rowan Opera Company & Symphony Orchestra in Glassboro, and motorcycle races from the ASRA Championship Cup Series in Millville. 

As the year continues, Salem Oak Vineyards in Pedricktown hosts recurring wine, food, and live music festivities. Other top events include food tours in Bordentown and a myriad of racing events at the New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, including the AHRMA Vintage Motorcycle Festival & Swap Meet and SCCA U.S. Major Tours.

Trending Towns to Call Home

This year, Medford, Cherry Hill, and Manalapan stand out on the list of best places to live in New Jersey, according to the moving company PODS. Let’s explore each below:

Medford enriches the lives of its residents with a thriving business and cultural scene, offering everything from farmers markets to local breweries and wineries. 

Cherry Hill shines with unparalleled entertainment, retail options, and recreational outlets. Residents also adore Cherry Hill’s appealing homes, golf courses, and tennis courts.

Manalapan’s suburban community houses the Battleground Country Club, Wholesale Art Showroom, and Pine Brook Golf Course. Also, with a crime rate well below the national average and a diverse blend of restaurants, it’s clear why Manalapan ranks among the best cities in South Jersey.

Real Estate Market in South Jersey’s Major Cities and Greater Region

South Jersey’s current real estate market primarily favors sellers, due to intense competition among buyers in Medford, Cherry Hill, and Manalapan. 

In January 2024, Rocket Homes reported median home sold prices of $423,000 in Cherry Hill, $537,500 in Medford, and $651,800 in Manalapan, all showing consistent increases. 

In November 2023, Realtor.com ranked the greater South Jersey cities of Collingswood, Marlton, and Maple Shade, along with Sewell, Mount Laurel, and Swedesboro, as some of the hottest real estate markets in the nation.

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