Voorhees Township was named in honor of Foster McGowan Voorhees, the governor of New Jersey who granted the petition for Voorhees to become a separate township on March 3, 1899. “Voor” is a Dutch prefix for “in front of.” “Hees” was a village near Ruinen, Drenthe, Holland. From its agricultural roots, Voorhees Township has rapidly evolved into a desirable suburban address featuring many high-end residential developments. Beautiful wooded lots, secluded properties, and handsome subdivisions are all available in this growing area.
Along with the Echelon Mall and various other shopping outlets, Voorhees is also home to the Philadelphia Flyers and Philadelphia Phantoms training facility at The Skate Zone. The NJ American Water Company, NJ’s largest water utility, is also headquartered in Voorhees. The New Jersey Turnpike, Interstate 295, and other major thoroughfares are complemented by close proximity to a high-speed commuter line for a quick 15-minute trip into Center City Philadelphia.