Egg Harbor Township is a township in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. Harbor Square (formerly the Shore Mall) is a redesigned regional mall, located on U.S. Route 40 / U.S. Route 322.
Egg Harbor Township (along with Hamilton and Galloway Townships) were designated as Regional Growth Areas" by the New Jersey Pinelands Commission resulting in increased residential development. In exchange for the development in Egg Harbor Township, no trees are demolished for housing and other buildings in the Pine Barrens, also known as the Pinelands. The "Regional Growth Area" designation was, and remains, tantamount to a state mandate to construct +/-30,000 additional housing units in Egg Harbor Township. Neighboring communities, Galloway Township (to the north) and Hamilton Township (to the West) were also designated as "Growth Areas" by the New Jersey Pinelands Commission.
Atlantic City International Airport, which, in addition to functioning as a full service airport, is home to the 177th wing of the Air National Guard, the FAA Technical Center, a Homeland Security Department Training Center as well as the Atlantic City base of Operations for the United States Coast Guard.
The Atlantic County Municipal Utility Authority (ACMUA), operates a site where all local municipalities bring their trash and recycle.
Egg Harbor has a population of over 42,580 people.