Delaware River Region
The Delaware River Region is an area in southwestern New Jersey.
- Camden — Located on the Delaware River east of Philadelphia. Home to the USS New Jersey, Adventure Aquarium, and Campbell's Field
- Cherry Hill — Regionally significant commercial and residential center, with lots of hotels, parkland (Cooper River Park), and shopping (Cherry Hill Mall).
- Haddonfield — Wealthy, vibrant town on the old King's Road in Camden County. Colonial history -- and the discovery site of the world's first dinosaur skeleton!
- Princeton — Home of Princeton University, as well as many research and technology organizations.
- Trenton — The state capital. Home of the New Jersey Capital Building (which is the second oldest capitol building in America)
- Bordentown — Site of the former homes of many famous New Jersey residents like Clara Barton and Joseph Bonaparte.
The Delaware River region is the part of the state that is under the heaviest sphere of influence of the Philadelphia metropolitan area. This means that this is a region that serves as a bedroom community for those who work in Philadelphia and hence commute there. Moreover locals in this part of the state get their local television and radio from Philadelphia, as well as root for major sports teams based there.
The Mercer county area, which contains the state capital Trenton however is mixed between New York and Philadelphia media which means that locals get television and radio from both markets and it's also common to see sports fans from both areas converge side-by-side in this county.
Just as in other areas of the state, New Jersey Transit provides commuter rail and bus service within the region.
If traveling to Camden, stay close to the Rutgers-Camden and Riverfront areas, especially at night. Many parts of Camden have very high crime rates and are not safe for independent sightseeing.
Despite southern Jersey being far from New York City, traffic is still very congested - especially on major roads like 42 and 295 - and cars do speed well above the limit in the left lanes. Take extra caution driving. Stick to the right lanes on major highways if you feel uncomfortable.