Best Places in New Jersey to Raise a Family

by on June 29, 2016

New Jersey

Locals have always known it, but now others do too — New Jersey has some of the best towns around!

Niche.com recently compiled a list of the best places in the country to raise a family, and New Jersey towns earned more than a few spots. The lists were created using information about public schools, crime rates, cost of living and family-friendly amenities. Data was pulled from the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, CDC and other sources, according to Niche.

Sue Adler is proud to serve these high-ranking towns:

Short Hills earned the number one spot of all New Jersey towns. Short Hills is a suburb in New Jersey with 12,729 residents. It has very high home values, very high rent costs, and very low unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have very high education levels and very high income levels. Short Hills is one of the most sought-after towns in the country, and with good reason. The area boasts beautiful homes, excellent schools, abundant natural space, and a short commute to Manhattan. Foodies will delight in the abundance of excellent dining options in the area, and, whether you are looking for designer labels, household goods or farm fresh produce, you’ll have plenty of options. Short Hills also has more artists, designers, and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Short Hills’s character.

Millburn Township follows soon after, in the number six spot. Millburn Township is a suburb in New Jersey with 20,200 residents. It has very high home values, very high rent costs, and low unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have very high education levels and very high income levels. In 2007 Millburn celebrated 150 years as an incorporated town with festivities and a grand parade. The aleictorian, Italianate, Tudor and Colonial homes in this historic part of town set the tone for the comfortable suburb of modern day Millburn. Stewart Hartshorn acquired 1552 acres to build his ideal village called Short Hills, the first planned commuter suburb in America.  Hartshorn, who had made his fortune in spring roller blinds, wanted to create “a harmonious community for people who appreciate nature” and a place “where natural beauty would not be destroyed by real estate developments, and where people of congenial tastes could dwell together.”  His vision is still much of what Millburn/Short Hills is today.

Chatham earned the number seven spot. Chatham is a suburb in New Jersey with 9,000 residents. It has very high home values, very high rent costs, and very low unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have very high education levels and very high income levels. The attractive areas of Chatham Borough neighboring Chatham Township share a common heritage and are often referred to as Chatham, or The Chathams. Chatham has been named one of the top ten places to live in the United States by Money Magazine.

New Providence checks in at number eleven. New Providence is a suburb in New Jersey with 12,314 residents. It has very high home values, very high rent costs, and low unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have very high education levels and very high income levels. New Providence offers a combination of the old and the new, where contemporary living is interspersed with traditional and period structures and history from its past.  Nestled in the Watchung Mountains, offering a serene and peaceful setting, it’s a real medley of architecture and design.

Livingston is ranked at number 23. Livingston Township is a suburb in New Jersey with 29,617 residents. It has very high home values, very high rent costs, and low unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have very high education levels and very high income levels. Easy access to NYC, reasonable prices (especially compared to some of the train-line towns), and wonderful schools make Livingston a great place to live.

Summit is ranked at 25. Summit is a suburb in New Jersey with 21,826 residents. It has very high home values, very high rent costs, and low unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have very high education levels and very high income levels. Summit is known for having one of the best upscale town centers in the area. Living within walking distance of this town is amazing. The energetic town of Summit, NJ is surrounded by incredible real estate: absolutely exquisite estate homes, charming family homes and convenient, cozy town homes and condominiums. Summit has so much to offer its residents: convenient transportation to New York City, award-winning schools, plentiful recreational activities and programs, and a rich history! It is no surprise that so many people choose to call Summit home.

 

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