Moorestown Township, New Jersey

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Moorestown is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States as well as an affluent eastern suburb of Philadelphia. At the 2009 census estimate, the township population was 65,364. Moorestown is not to be confused with similarly-named Morristown, a town in the northern part of New Jersey. Most confusion happens on a 411 call. Moorestown Township was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 11, 1922, from portions of Chester Township (now Maple Shade Township), based on the results of a referendum held on April 25, 1922[8].

The township banned all liquor sales in 1915 and retained the restrictions after Prohibition ended in 1933. Referendums aiming to repeal the ban failed in both 1935 and 1953. In 2007, the Township Council approved a referendum that would allow the sale by auction of six liquor licenses (the state limit of one per every 3,000 residents), with estimates that each license could sell over $1 million each[9]. The referendum did not receive enough votes to pass.

Moorestown was ranked number one in Money magazine's list of the best places to live in America in 2005[10]. The magazine screened over a thousand small towns and created a list of the top 100 for its August 2005 issue. The township earned the top spot because of its true community feeling, in addition to its plentiful jobs, excellent schools and affordable housing. Another one of its attributes is its proximity to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (about a 15-minute commute).

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