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Discovering Pine Valley, NJ

The personal injury attorneys in Pine Valley, NJ, at NJ Injury Guys have presented the following article detailing the neighborhood.

Pine Valley

The borough of Pine Valley is located within Camden County in the state of New Jersey. It covers 620.8 acres, of which 1.55%, or 12.8 acres, is water, such as ponds that connect by streams to Lake Lekau. There is a single entrance to the neighborhood off Atlantic Avenue coming from the neighboring community of Pine Hill. Some other nearby communities include Clementon, Albion, Erial, and Berlin. 

History

The golf course that the community surrounds was founded in 1913. A group of golfers from Philadelphia purchased 184 acres of land in the pinelands of the area. The design was left up to George Arthur Crump, Jr. Crump was a golf course architect in addition to being a hotelier. He designed the course after draining the marshlands and removing as many as 22,000 trees, and it is often referred to as the most difficult golf course in the world. It was laid out in a way that only one hole could be seen at a time, and every club should be used in the duration of the 18 holes. Crump died before the completion of the golf course in 1922. 

The club is highly exclusive, of which only 930 members belong, and some of the most notable members include:

  • George H. W. Bush
  • Sean Connery
  • Ben Crenshaw
  • Tom Fazio
  • Robert Trent Jones Jr.
  • Connie Mack
  • Bob McNair
  • Arnold Palmer

The course has repeatedly ranked in with the best of golf courses in the world. From 2017 to 2020, it was ranked #1 in America according to Golf Digest

Government

The borough operates under the Walsh Act, a form of the New Jersey municipal government. The Walsh Act allows municipalities to form a non-partisan commission form of government. They elect three or five members that will hold four-year terms. The borough is one of the 30 within the state that run under this form of governing. The three commissioners serving terms until 2022 include:

  • Mayor Michael B. Kennedy
  • Kendra L. Clark 
  • Debra M. Kennedy 

Demographics

The private golf community was home to 12 residents in 2010. This group made up four households and four families. There were 22 housing units in the community. The population decreased from 20 in 2000. The most the community has had was in 1930 with 50 residents. The racial breakdown of the community was the following:

  • 83.33% white
  • 16.67% Hispanic or Latino

The annual income average for the members of the community was $31,875 in 2000. A family averaged an annual income of $65,625. Men made approximately $36,250, while women averaged $52,500 per year. The per capita was $23,981, and non of the households lived below the poverty line.

To learn more: The History of Berlin, NJ

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The Pine Valley, NJ, personal injury attorneys at NJ Injury Guys can walk you through the legal process following an injury, such as an auto accident, slip and fall accident, or even workers' comp. The legal team is committed to seeking maximum compensation for the victims of personal injuries. Call today for your free consultation with one of our legal team members.

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Gabriel A. DiLeonardo, Sr., Esq.
Date Published: July 2, 2021
Gabriel DiLeonardo, Esq. is a New Jersey licensed attorney-at-law. He helps people who suffer injuries get justice through personal injury lawsuits.
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