A Brief History of Woodcrest, NJ

The personal injury attorneys in Woodcrest, NJ, at Garden State Justice Group have shared some interesting details on the community's history.


The neighborhood of Woodcrest is loaded in Cherry Hill in the northern region of Camden County in New Jersey. This residential community is surrounded by towns such as Ashland, Willowdale, Lawnside, Tavistock, and Echelon. Haddonfield-Berlin Road travels through the neighborhood along with Morris Drive, Burnt Mill Road, Evesham Road, and Railroad Boulevard. 


The community is the oldest in the township of Cherry Hill and was established earlier than 1950. Harold and Morris Sarshik developed the area. Initially, the region was a farming community and had both residential and commercial sections.

The first stages of residential development began around 1955. At that time, transportation included several roads, such as County Route 561, also known as Haddonfield-Berlin Road, and Interstate 295. 


The neighborhood is home to the private golf course Woodcrest Country Club, located on Evesham Road. The 178-acre golf course was constructed in 1929. Architect William S.Flynn designed the course, and the civil engineer Howard C. Toomey helped to create the technical aspects. The course offers itself as a venue for its members to celebrate events such as:

  • weddings
  • Bar & Bat Mitzvahs
  • corporate events

Within the community are several trails for the nature-loving residents to explore. Some of these include:

  • Bowling Green Trails
  • Downs Farm Trail
  • Lark Lane Trails
  • Chumberchill Trails
  • Bunker Hill Trails

Other residents might enjoy joining the community swim club at the Downs Farm Swim Club. The private club first began in 1957. Swim lessons in addition to the teams, both swim and diving, are offered to the members. Birthday parties packages are available as well. Some of the facility's amenities include:

  • two diving boards
  • three pools
  • snack bar
  • volleyball courts
  • firepit


The public schools in the area that the children can attend are part of the Cherry Hill Public Schools District. Many residents attend the following:

  • Woodcrest Elementary School - located on Cranford Road
  • Henry C. Beck Middle School - located on Cropwell Road
  • Cherry Hill High School East - located on Kresson Road


 The households in the community are primarily wealthy, and it is among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in the United States. Most of the working population are employed in the following occupations:

  • 58.1% executive, management, and professional occupations
  • 21.9% sales and service jobs
  • 14.1%  clerical, assistant, and technical support positions
  • 5.8% manufacturing and laborer occupations

English is commonly spoken in the neighborhood by 79.0% of households. Other languages spoken here include Spanish, Langs. of India, and Chinese. As many as 15.3% of the townspeople were born outside of the United States. The residents often identify their ethnicity or ancestry as the following:

  • 11.7% Asian 
  • 11.1% Italian
  • 9.2% Russian
  • 7.6% Irish
  • 7.1% Polish

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Date Published: September 3, 2021
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