Awards & Recognition


Collingswood is simply the best! Our town and its businesses are often found on “Best of Lists” throughout the region and we have received national recognition as a great place to live, visit, work and play!  

Hear what others are saying...

Best Small Town Cultural Scene "With an incredible roster of local and national acts, the historic Scottish Rite Theater in Collingswood, with exceptional sightlines and acoustics, is a great place to catch a play or musical event."

Sustainable Jersey Bronze Certification "Certified municipalities excelled in areas such as improving energy efficiency and health and wellness, reducing waste, sustaining local economies, protecting natural resources, and addressing diversity and equity..." 

Philly Voice – 2016 Best Towns in South Jersey Feature “South Jersey’s Collingswood is a hidden gem in the bustling Philadelphia metropolitan area. The borough boasts world-class cuisine and puts an emphasis on community events to celebrate the best of art, music, and culture. Along with fun things to do, Collingswood is convenient to nearby amenities, while maintaining a peaceful atmosphere to kick back and revel in its small-town charm.”

Forbes names Collingswood one of America’s top 10 Transformed Neighborhoods along with neighborhoods in Manhattan, Denver and Salem as “…enclaves that have blossomed into hot spots."

Top 10 Great Street, Haddon Ave, by American Planning Association.“…a mixture of small town friendliness and larger city diversity.”

A Classic Town of Greater Philadelphia. “... communities that have preserved their history, their character, and their main street charm”

Best Small Farmers’ Market in the Nation by the American Farmland Trust. “...represents the integral role that the Collingswood Farmers’ Market plays in its community.”

Collingswood’s Haddon Avenue named a Top 10 Great Street by American Planning Association 
Collingswood was the first New Jersey community to be selected for a Great Places in America designation. The APA singled out Haddon Avenue for the way it melds the past with the present, the look and feel of small American towns during late 19th and early 20th centuries with the conveniences and smart growth development practices of the new millennium. APA Great Places exemplify exceptional character and highlight the role planners and planning play in creating communities of lasting value.

Collingswood Restaurants set the culinary bar high and have been recognized by Zagot, the James Beard Foundation and food publications throughout the region and nationally.