Barclay-Kingston’s unique small town charm combined with the booming metropolis, culture and arts of nearby cities make it a family-friendly town with endless opportunities. Residents looking to engage in some retail therapy can head to Cherry Hill Mall located nearby. Area attractions include the Garden State Discovery Museum, the Barclay Farmstead Museum, the Holocaust Education Center and the 80-acre Croft Farm, a center for performing arts. Residents can also head to the Camden Waterfront on the Delaware River for the Camden Regional Trail network, a live concert at the Tweeter Center, catch a Camden Riversharks game or ride the RiverLink Ferry into Philadelphia. Residents can also take part in the Summertime Concerts in the Park, or Camden Children’s Garden. The Barclay-Kingston populace can also visit the nearby Adventure Aquarium, Campbell’s Field Baseball Park, or the Rutgers Camden Center for the Arts. Residents can also travel over the Delaware River to Philadelphia for year-round events and attractions that include the Mummers Parade, the Philadelphia International Flower Show and various music festivals.
Part of the Cherry Hill Township School District, Barclay-Kingston students attend Kingston Elementary School, Estelle Malberg School, Russell Knight Elementary School, and Cherry Hill West High School. Both Cherry Hill West and Cherry Hill East are on Newsweek’s 2010 list of America’s Best High Schools. Higher education is provided by Strayer University, Rutgers University-Camden, Camden County College, Community College of Philadelphia, Drexel University, University of Pennsylvania, and Temple University, to name a few.
The most common industries in the Barclay-Kingston area include educational services, professional and technical services, public administration, finance, insurance and hospitality. Healthcare is also a major industry, with three major medical centers within 6 miles of Barclay-Kingston. In the Philadelphia metro area, computer-based businesses, finance, telecommunications, insurance companies and the printing and publishing industries contribute to the city’s economic strengths. Education and health services currently represent the bulk of employment, in addition to tourism as major segments of the local economy.
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