Congratulations, Collingswood and Collingswood Fans – we can add placing in the top three for USA Today’s Best Small Town Cultural Scene to our list of accomplishments! While we were nominated by a panel of experts and editors, this win goes to YOU – your daily votes for Collingswood cemented our finalist status and ultimately nabbed us third place! From 10best.com:
“Quakers initially settled this New Jersey community in the late 17th-century, and the Stokes-Lees Mansion, built in 1707, is one of the oldest houses in Camden County…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.”
Add to those accolades the best downtown and events like May Fair, the Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, Second Saturdays, Sunset Music Sessions, Porchfest, and a community full of small businesses and creators with big ideas, and it’s easy to see that this nod is well deserved!
“We’re thrilled to achieve this recognition,” Mayor Jim Maley expressed. “It really speaks to the fabric of our community, and how our local businesses and artists work alongside Borough government to make our town not only a destination, but a great place to live.”
When choosing nominees, USA Today looked for towns small in population (under 25,000) but big on culture, highlighting locales with museums, art galleries, and a robust performing arts and events scene. Collingswood also took home the top prize in a previous USA Today 10-Best-Contest, being named the Best Small Town Restaurant Scene in America.
Here’s to what you already know – that Collingswood is “where you want to be!”
Click Here to Read The USA Today Article