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Start Your Galloway Township Home Search Here! Galloway Township is a very high visibility, very diverse, and well balanced community. Its the proverbial gateway community located at the foot of the gambling mecca of Atlantic City. Millions have passed through on Route 30, and thousands have stayed. The allure of Galloway is in its practicality — good old fashioned community planning merged with the vision to attract high growth, high profile commercial enterprises. A powerful economic engine has provided unprecedented opportunity. Education, health care, tourism, and avionics are just a few of the many marque industries. Galloway Township has managed its growth well. From the spill-over housing needs of Atlantic City, to the explosive expansion of Stockton College, and the multitude of vibrant health care providers, by all accounts, Galloway is a model community .
Galloway Township is one of the top economic growth of municipalities in South Jersey. Noteworthy is Galloway’s position as the fastest growing municipality in Atlantic County. Its ranked in the top 20 in growth communities among 565 municipalities in New Jersey. Designated as one of the coveted Pinelands growth areas, Galloway Township has maximized and prospered with this advantageous zoning classification.
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Similar to its other area Townships, Galloway Township has distinct communities within the whole. Each contributes to the stability and good health of the area. Pomona is widely known for “high tech” at the William Hughes FAA Technical Center. The Absecon Highlands, Leeds Point, and Oceanville are known for their shore feel and delicate Eco-systems — the Edwin B. Forsythe Wildlife Refuge is a natural wonder. Cologne, Conovertown and Germania are stalwarts in agriculture — vegetable crops, blueberries, and vineyards. Pinehurst, Smithville, and South Egg Harbor all provide unique residential opportunities.
The Refuge protects more than 40,000 acres of southern New Jersey Coastal Habitats and tidal wetlands. There is limited public access in the 6,000 acre wilderness area. Inclusive of Holgate and Little Beach, these barrier beaches are two of the few remaining undeveloped barrier beaches in the state. Here the rare piping plover and other important beach-nesting birds raise their young.
Forsythe Refuge is mostly tidal salt marsh. Shallow coves and bays are plentiful. Walkable trails allow up close engagement with the interesting marsh creatures. The Refuge a hotbed for birdwatching. Thousands of ducks, geese, and droves of other shorebirds concentrate here during spring and fall migration.. Over 3,000 acres of the Refuge are woodlands. Inland to the salt marsh — there is a wide variety of upland plant and animal habitat. Some species include red tail hawks, white-tailed deer, box turtles, and a growing population of bald eagles.
HEALTH CARE MECCA
AtlantiCare is the region’s largest healthcare organization and largest non-casino employer, with more than 5,000 employees and 600 physicians. The Mainland Campus is located in the community of Pomona at 65 Jimmie Leeds Road. Built in 1975, the medical center has grown rapidly along with the population of Galloway Township.
The “Centers of Excellence” have become hallmarks of health care. The Center for Childbirth and new state-of-the-art Emergency Department examples of the specialized care offerings. The Mainland Campus is home to several centers of clinical excellence, including the Heart Institute, the Joint Institute, the region’s only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Betty Bacharach is an advanced and well respected rehabilitation hospital. From humble beginnings arose the modern day mega-facility — along with a regional reputation for “best practices” for healing. The main campus is located in Pomona. The services at Betty Bacharach include stroke care, a hearing center, sleep center, and inpatient and out patient muscle and skeletal rejuvenation.
The Galloway Township Public School District has many school locations and choices. There are four K-6 Elementary Schools: Arthur Rann, Reeds Road, Roland Rogers, and Smith Elementary respectively. Also, Pomoma Pre-School is for kindergarten children within the Pomona community.
Galloway Township Middle School serves students in 7th and 8th grade.
Public school upper classmen, grades 9-12 attend Absegami High School. Also another option for students in the western section of the Township is to attend Cedar Creek High School. Both schools are part of the Greater Egg Harbor School District along with Oakcrest High School in Mays Landing. There are school choice options for each of the high Schools.
The Assumption Regional Catholic School serves students Pre-K through 8th grade.
Founded in 1969, Stockton College, as it is commonly known, is 4-year Liberal Arts College located in the Pomona section of Galloway Township. Approaching 9,000 full and part time students, Stockton College offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Top achievers may also earn their doctoral degree.
The campus is located on over 2,000 acres within the New Jersey Pinelands. US News and World Reports ranks Stockton in its top tier of Regional Best Colleges. As well, the esteemed Princeton Review ranks the college as amongst the “Best in the Northeast”. Stockton is a NCAA Division III College offering 17 inter-collegiate sports.
Stockton State College has taken ownership of the famous Seaview Resort. Renamed Stockton Seaview Hotel and Country Club the hotel offers world-class golf, super spa treatments, and the finest in cuisine and resort vacationing on the East Coast. The golf club dates from 1914. The Bay Course was designed by two famous designers, Hugh Wilson and Donald Ross.
In 1929, nine more holes were added. An addition 9 holes were built in 1957. The latter holes were named “The Pines Course”. In 1990 three holes were removed to build a practice facility in large part to accommodate the LPGA Atlantic City Classic later called the LPGA Shoprite Classic. In 1942, Sam Snead won his first of seven major championships at Seaview Country Club. He sank a 60 foot put on the 35th hole to close out Jim Turnesa in match play.
The original Smithville Inn was built in 1787. Located along a busy stagecoach route, the Inn prospered for decades until it was abandoned during the turn of the 1900’s. In the mid 1950’s, a local couple bought the Inn and renovated the building, opening a 42 seat restaurant. Later the couple expanded the Smithville Inn based on the Colonial Williamsburg theme as a historical attraction.
Several historic buildings from across South Jersey were brought to the site and restored. Shops and other attractions were opened and the Village of Smithville was opened. Spurred by Atlantic City Casino housing needs, staggered phases of residential and commercial construction have occurred on and around the site. In 1990, The Village Green project began construction on additional shops, attractions, and a large planned unit development. Approximately 1,600 condominiums were completed along with a 2,000 unit retirement community called Four Seasons Galloway Township at Historic Smithville.