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Rancocas Woods Neighborhood in Mount Laurel, NJ

Rancocas Woods Neighborhood in Mount Laurel

The Rancocas Woods neighborhood in Mount Laurel, NJ is a small community on the northern edge of town, with the average house being three bedrooms and one bath. Over time many of these homes have been expanded, so don’t be surprised if you find a home larger than that. And why wouldn’t you expand, when many of the lots are over a quarter of an acre and backing to beautiful untouched wooded sanctuaries.

Where is the Rancocas Woods Neighborhood?

Rancocas Woods offers easy access to both I-295 and NJ Route 38, and being nestled between Exits 5 and 6 on the NJ Turnpike, it’s a commuter’s dream. It is also convenient to several major employers in the area including Lockheed Martin, and is close to great shopping at the Moorestown Mall and East Gate Square. Want to take a trip to the Jersey Shore? There’s several great resort towns, including Ocean City, that are just over an hour away!

Originally Rancocas Woods was built as a vacation spot for New Yorkers / North Jersey folks that wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle of their lives, and you will find some homes here are situated perfectly to give you just that. The neighborhood offers relaxing sounds of nature, large shading trees, and in some cases water edge lots. Running behind the Rancocas Woods neighborhood is the Rancocas Creek and the neighboring Rancocas State Park. A quick ride can have you exploring nature trails throughout over 58 acres of preserved land, access to guided tours, camps and more.

Situated on Creek Road is the Rancocas Woods Shops. Originally an amusement park setting for those vacationers, in later times this stretch of businesses became more of an every day type of store front. Among the quaint village are mom and pop owned facilities, weekend craft and antique shows, rare finds, and good eats. As the economy turned it seemed as though these small businesses could not survive and one by one closed their doors. Luckily, a real estate developer has recently purchased the properties, and is rumored to have big plans to revitalize what was for years a highly trafficked spot for local families and visitors.

As these plans develop and become known, I will be sure to update you. In the meantime, those who are familiar with this developer and his successes in the past, are anxious to see what the plan is.

Driving through the Rancocas Woods neighborhood in Mount Laurel you will see many homes being recently renovated and updated. The price of home sales is steadily increasing, making this a great area to invest in right now.

Get Started On Your New Life Today!

Michelle Carite is a real estate agent who specializes in the Mount Laurel, Moorestown and Medford regions. She works with a team of professionals who are all ready to help you move into your dream home in South Jersey. So if you are looking for an opportunity such as this do not delay! Reach out to Michelle Carite and her team, and get started on your future in Rancocas Woods!

Fleetwood Elementary School in Mount Laurel New Jersey

Fleetwood Elementary School

Fleetwood Elementary School in Mount Laurel, NJ is one of the area’s beloved and award winning elementary schools. With over 350 students grades K-4, as well as low-cost preschool programs, it is obvious that many families pick their home to be within this district. In fact, Mount Laurel is open enough to offer inclusion to preschoolers with disabilities, giving them opportunities to learn right along with their peers. It is a wonderful opportunity for our children to have these resources so accessible.

When my children were young, they went to Fleetwood Elementary School; I was very much involved with the PTO and have watched these amazing teachers start to finish in some of their careers. It was a wonderful community for children to be a part of then, and is even more so now. The amount of activities the school has for the children and parents is extraordinary…everything from family races to “Ladies Night Out” to well orchestrating fundraising events.

Many potential home buyers often ask me about the schools and their successes. While I do have knowledge about schools in the region, I always recommend doing homework yourself and visiting the Department of Education website for New Jersey. There you are able to find the Performance Reports for each and every district. It a great tool to determine if the district’s schools you are considering meet your standards. They are factually driven, as opposed to some of the sites you will find that provide mostly opinions on performance.

Neighborhoods Sending to Fleetwood Elementary School

Mount Laurel schools have for many years been a driving force for many of the communities, and Fleetwood Elementary School is a very favorable elementary school in my opinion. When searching for a home, know that it encompasses the neighborhoods of Timbercrest, Rancocas Woods, Devonshire, and all the streets in between these main neighborhoods.

If you are interested in a home within the district I would be more than happy to help you, as well as connect with the tools to get registered in the schools and get involved with the community. You will not regret the decision to make this area your home…take it from me, I live here! Contact me today to find out more about life in the Mount Laurel area and why it could be ideal for yourself and your family.