Mount Laurel Township is approximately 22 square miles, suburban in nature, with approximately 41,000 residents. Most of the residential housing is single-family homes, town houses and condominiums. The Township has eight elementary schools, and one of Burlington County College’s campuses.
Mount Laurel is home to many of the top 50 south jersey employers including: Lockheed Martin, TD Bank, Okidata, NFL Films and Mount Laurel’s largest employer PHH Mortgage.
Motorists pass though our township on two state highway Routes 38 & 73, ten (10) Major County Roads, and two interstate highways I-295 and the New Jersey Turnpike. This, places Mount Laurel Township at the crossroads of travel between New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC travel corridors. The New Jersey Turnpike Interchange 4 and the 4N Service Plaza are located in this township.
Township stores and shopping centers, especially at East Gate, adjacent to the Moorestown Mall, attract countless people daily from the South Jersey Region. In addition, the Centerton Square shopping center, which opened in 2005, encompasses 17 stores with over a million square feet of additional commercial space. This new shopping center almost doubled the number of people who visit Mount Laurel to shop.
Major Recreational Waterways that pass through our jurisdiction include the Rancocas Creek and the South Branch of the Pennsauken Creek. The major airports with flight patterns over Mount Laurel include Philadelphia International Airport, McGuire Air Force Base, Flying W and the South Jersey Regional Airports. One commercial rail line passes through the northern end of the township.
Mount Laurel Township has an extensive Parks and Recreation system which continues to grow with the Township’s continual mission of preserving open space. The Parks and Recreation centerpiece is the award-winning Laurel Acres Park which has playgrounds, sports fields, a nature trail, a fishing lake a sledding hill and the Township’s War Memorial. Laurel Acres Park annually hosts the Mount Laurel Fall Festival, a township community day which see more than 15,000 friends and neighbors come together for a day of family fun.