Part of the National Register of Historic Places, the Cooper Grant neighborhood of Camden has been inhabited by families since as early as 1800 and still thrives today as part of Camden’s Downtown area. Today Rutgers – Camden sits on the edge of Cooper Grant where it is still home to many families and students alike. As a historic neighborhood, it is Cooper Grants mission to preserve and improve the quality of life amongst the neighborhood and to sponsor, establish, build, encourage, support, and enhance both the neighborhood and its residents. Take a stroll down Cooper Street and see old historic mansions, the old RCA building, the historic Walt Whitman Center, and a stunning view of the Philadelphia skyline.
River Line Corridor:
The River Line is a regional light rail that connects Camden to Trenton. With five stops in Camden, Rutgers-Camden students frequent the Cooper Street stop as their mode of transportation to and from campus. Any student qualifies for a NJ Transit River Line Student Pass, where you can save up to 25% on fares and will receive various other discounts at restaurants, on travel, and other major retailers. To see if you live along the River Line Corridor and if it would suite your transportation needs, visit: http://www.njtransit.com/sf/sf_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=LightRailTo
South Jersey Speed Line Corridor:
The Patco High Speed Line has become one of the leading modes of transportation for South Jersey residents. Taking commuters from home, to school, to work, and to local retailers, the Patco runs right through our backyards. With South Jersey stops in Lindenwold, Ashland, Woodcrest, Haddonfield, Westmont, Collingswood, Ferry Avenue, Broadway, and City Hall, over 38,000 people ride Patco everyday. The City Hall stop lies just two blocks from campus. Aside from using Patco for your daily commute, students, faculty and staff relay on Patco to take them from town to town. Just blocks off the Haddonfield station, you can find retailers such as Starbucks, Cold Stone Creamy, Rite Aid, Acme Markets, and a variety of vintage shops, restaurants, and boutiques. Steps from the Collingswood station riders can stubble into The Pop Shop, a nationally famous soda fountain with homemade comfort food. The local economy along the South Jersey Speed Line Corridor is buzzing and with
your Patco Freedom Card you can receive as high as 20% off at local retailers.
Philadelphia Speed Line Corridor:
Patco also runs along the Ben Franklin Bridge, transporting South Jersey and Philadelphia residents over the Delaware River. The underground service takes riders directly into downtown Philadelphia. In just as little as ten minutes a rider can get themselves from 16th and Locust Streets to City Hall, Camden, allowing for a quick and easy commute. The Philadelphia Patco service stops at 8th and Market, 9th – 10th and Locust, 12th – 13th and Locust, and15th – 16th and Locust. Using this Patco service allows riders to reap all the benefits Philadelphia has to offer and familiarize themselves with the communities along this corridor. Just steps from all these Patco stations you can find yourself at an art gallery, a trendy coffee shop,
the Liberty Bell, or down in University City hanging in cafés with students from Drexel University and University of Pennsylvania. Check visitphilly.com to find out about free concerts and other events held throughout out the city.