Varied Victorians of Haddonfield, New Jersey

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“Haddonfield is so community-centered,” says resident Angie Cheatham. “Parades, library book sales, and walking tours are things that bring people together.”

“Haddonfield is so community-centered,” says resident Angie Cheatham. “Parades, library book sales, and walking tours are things that bring people together.”

This village across the Delaware from Philadelphia emerged in 1713. With Philly now 20 minutes away by high-speed rail, urban sprawl encroaches. Yet Haddonfield remains a distinct community. Youthful families are lured by a great school system; children safely bike around the neighborhood. Built on farmland inherited by Elizabeth Haddon Estaugh, the village clusters around the pre-Revolutionary King’s Highway, today’s Route 41. Its centerpiece was the Indian King Tavern, now a museum. Peaceful streets are lined with 18th- and 19th-century houses in styles from colonial and Greek to Gothic, Mansard, and Queen Anne, many of them in a national historic district.