Best Places to Live

16 Hot Towns

September 1, 2017

Looking to buy in a town that's still on the rise? Here are some of Jersey's most desirable markets....
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Residents fall in love with historic Ho-Ho-Kus, leader of the pack on this year’s Top Towns chart. ...
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The definitive ranking of 513 Garden State municipalities, including Ho-Ho-Kus, our number one town....
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Top Towns Methodology

September 1, 2015

How we determined our Top Towns list....
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What towns rose in the ranks in our Top Towns list?...
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A low tax rate, laudable schools boost Morris County municipality. ...
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The definitive ranking of 510 Garden State municipalities, including Ridgewood (above), number 14 in our 2015 list....
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Situated just south of the New York border, Upper Saddle River is a five-square-mile town whose residents—many of whom are doctors, Wall Street professionals and successful entrepreneurs—are the most affluent in New Jersey, with a median household income of $180,429....
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Located on the western edge of Bergen County, Oakland is woodsy and a bit remote, but its midsize homes, good schools and low crime rate make it popular with young families. ...
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Empty nesters flock to Monroe. The town has more active-adult developments than any municipality in the state, comprising 50 percent of the local housing stock. As a result, almost half the population is 55-plus....
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Hoboken simply buzzes with life. With easy access to public transportation, Hoboken has been transformed from a blue-collar town to a bedroom community for young, professional singles....
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Moorestown fancies itself a town of winners. In 2013, the girls’ lacrosse team ranked number 1 nationwide. But their achievement is more than symbolic....
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Volunteerism is a way of life in Warren, and the people of the town make it what it is. From the coaches in the recreation department to emergency services personnel to Warren’s various boards and commissions, the vast majority of hours are put in by volunteers....
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How the town rankings were compiled. ...
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Our bi-annual ranking of the best places in the Garden State to call home....
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It’s not unusual for folks in Mendham Borough to lend their neighbors a hand. But more than the Morris County town’s strong sense of community makes it number one in New Jersey Monthly’s 2013 Top Towns survey....
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Contenders

February 20, 2008

Hey, don't shoot the messenger! The statistical gap among the top ten towns is minimal; their appealing qualities, maximal yet varied....
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Side By Side

February 19, 2008

Thirty years ago, Chatham Township was fighting—literally—for respect from Chatham Borough. Now it finishes first among the state’s 566 municipalities in our biannual ranking. The Borough’s response? “Way to go!” ...
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Utopia, NJ

February 7, 2008

Many New Jerseyans yearn for the perfect address. Nearly 100 years ago, a few idealists created Free Acres as a hedge against increasing property taxes. Just a quaint notion? Not to those who remain....
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America’s It Address

February 6, 2008

Money magazine, in conjunction with CNN, recently named Moorestown the best darn place to live in all of America....
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