Downtown Hammonton in Atlantic County is located in the New Jersey Pinelands in the heart of South Jersey. The “Blueberry Capital of the World,” Hammonton has a long tradition as a farming community.  Many sizable farms grow produce in the municipality, which covers 41.8 square miles. The downtown includes a great mix of residential, commercial and cultural and civic uses. Hammonton’s downtown is a true standout in South Jersey; a source of renewed pride for residents, and a destination for visitors across the region.

Hammonton’s influx of new businesses during the economic downturn underscores the necessary roles that meaningful partnerships and tenacity play in any downtown revitalization. Attention to detail and respect for the town’s character, culture and history have brought renewed pride and support from the town’s residents. Momentum continues to build and Hammonton is poised to take advantage of the opportunities for smart growth and economic development which come from this vibrant, revitalized Downtown. The successful revitalization of Hammonton’s downtown draws visitors from across the region and serves as inspiration for other struggling towns to reinvigorate their own communities.

Great Downtown

2014 Designee