Cooper Grant

Located in Camden’s Downtown, with easy access to the Waterfront, the historic Cooper Grant neighborhood features a diverse resident population and homes in a rich array of architectural styles. Campuses of Rutgers University, Rowan University, and Camden County College thrive along Cooper Street, while professional baseball is played at Campbell’s Field.

Cooper Grant is within walking distance of several RiverLINE, PATCO, and NJTransit bus stations that offer convenient transit to Trenton and Philadelphia.

History of the Area

The Cooper Grant neighborhood was developed between 1800 and 1945 through the efforts of three prominent families: the Sharps, the Coopers and the Bairds. These families lived here, built their great homes here, and served as captains of nineteenth century industrial Camden.

The neighborhood was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987 and designated by the city of Camden as a historic district in the same year.

Homeownership counseling

Many lenders and mortgage providers expect homeowners to take a course on homeownership, especially for first time homebuyers. The classes will educate you on the pre-qualification steps to purchasing a home and provide you with financial advice about how to best choose and affort the perfect home. 

Incentives & financial products

Businesses and banks offer financial assistance to individuals and families committed to living in the City of Camden. There are local, city, state and federal grants and incentives that may be combined, to offer maximum mortgage and down payment assistance. Available programs can be found here.

Eah Program

Do you work or go to school in the City of Camden? Ask your employer if they participate in the Employer Assisted Housing Program.

Some local companies and institutions offer their employees various financial incentives if they move to the City of Camden.