Money magazine, in conjunction with CNN, recently named Moorestown the best darn place to live in all of America. The Philadelphia suburb, founded by Quakers more than 300 years ago, was cited for its schools, jobs, reasonable home prices, and a Main Street “made for the cover of the Saturday Evening Post.” With Chatham and Princeton also making the magazine’s short list, New Jersey was the only state with more than one town in Money’s top fifteen.
While we don’t expect Leno or Letterman to note Moorestown’s high-profile accolades, residents have long known their town is top dog. Walk downtown these days, in fact, and you’ll likely encounter a litter of fiberglass fox terriers, part of a public art project. The 30 dogs, each five feet tall and decorated by regional artists, are modeled after Nipper, once the trademark of the Victor Talking Machine Company, whose founder, Eldridge Johnson, lived in Moorestown. (When RCA bought Victor in 1929, Nipper kept his job.) His likenesses will move to Moorestown Mall this month before they are auctioned for charity on October 9. For more information visit www.nipper2005.com.
Article from September, 2005 Issue.Click here to leave a comment