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.
With vibrant cafes and stunning views of the Manhattan skyline, Hoboken sets the bar high for all other Jersey downtowns.
The state's second most populated city is experiencing a cultural revival. Trendy restaurants, hip events and cool shops abound.
With its abundant antique shops, lovingly preserved Victorian homes and friendly locals, Lambertville harkens back to a time gone by.
Bloomfield College and municipal officials are collaborating to revitalize the Essex County town's historic center, and it's working.
A village bursting with charm, Maplewood is home to various galleries, street events and–most impressive–free parking.
The classic colonial town now offers overnight stays
Abundant culture, culinary delights and rampant shopping make Montclair a can't-miss destination.
History buffs will love Morristown's rich Revolutionary War roots, while social butterflies have their pick of a plethora of restaurants and watering holes.
A romantic inn, a riverside stroll and plentiful culinary treats.
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.
Top Public High Schools
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.
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.