Cherry Hill officially became a town in 1961 and purported to be named after a farm owned by Abraham Browning. Before its consolidation, a great many of the local businesses also used this name. Located in Camden County, with an estimated population of 71,812 (2005), Cherry Hill has undergone explosive growth since World War II. New development continues to flourish in small areas due to the construction of luxury homes and through through the revitalization of existing commercial and industrial areas.
The city is home to Camden County College and operates one of its three campuses at the William G. Rohrer Center. Major industry and businesses like Subaru of America, Pinnacle Foods, and Commerce Bancorp are headquartered here; providing the bulk of jobs and economic stability. The Cherry Hill Mall is a principal shopping center for the major metropolitan area of Philadelphia, PA and is the first enclosed shopping mall on the east coast.
Cherry Hill has also been named by Money Magazine and Philadelphia Magazine as among the Best Places to Live. It was also ranked Safest Place to Live in the same Money Magazine survey. The city has also been featured in several movies, to include "Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle" and "The Freshman.”