Introduction to Maple Shade, New Jersey
Maple Shade, New Jersey, in Burlington county, is 2 miles NE of Cherry Hill, New Jersey and 9 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is considered part of the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Maple Shade has a population of 19,079.
Maple Shade History
The township of Maple Shade was originally established as Chester Township in November of 1688. Between June 1690 and February 1699 it was also known as Cropwell Township. The area was officially incorporated as a New Jersey Township in February of 1798. The present name of Maple Shade was adapted in November 1945.
Maple Shade and nearby Attractions
- Pennsauken Historical Society
- Cherry Hill Public Library
- Barclay Farmstead
- Historical Society of Moorestown at Smith-Cadbury Mansion
- Adventure Aquarium
- Philadelphia Zoo
Things To Do In Maple Shade
Maple Shade has several interesting options for recreational activities in and around its borders. There are parks where one can relax and refresh or exercise. The recreation department of the township arranges a variety of programs around the year designed to be educational and fun.
Maple Shade Transportation
Philadelphia International is the nearest major airport.
Maple Shade Higher Education
Rutgers University, Arcadia University, Community College of Philadelphia and Philadelphia University provide facilities for higher education.