Towns & Schools

Best Places to Live

The definitive ranking of 510 Garden State municipalities, including Ridgewood (above), number 14 in our 2015 list.
A low tax rate, laudable schools boost Morris County municipality.

Day Trips

Jersey’s Palisades have a hike for every skill level—plus hawk watching, picnicking and more.
One of the state's largest apple growers, Melick's Town Farm in Califon offers wagon rides and good times for the whole family.

Education in New Jersey

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg pledged $100 million to help fix Newark’s schools. A new book explains why the reform movement went awry.
With an emphasis on science and math, a new wave of vocational schools is attracting some of Jersey’s brightest students.

Shore Towns

Traditions hang tough as change comes to the barrier island.
From the bustling boardwalk to the changing downtown, family-friendly diversions are easy to find.