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Is your town on the list? Two Monmouth County towns named as best towns to live in NJ


The experts have spoken.

These 10 towns in New Jersey is where you’ll want to settle down. 

New Jersey is great for recreational and economic opportunities led by a strong housing market, according to CNBC. The Garden State’s public school system is often ranked high according to U.S. News and World Report and it’s also one the top five “most happiest states“, says Wallet Hub.

And not to mention the state boasts a variety of natural sights with over 900 bodies of water, over 100 miles of picturesque coastlines, charming resort towns with beaches and boardwalks, and dozens of state parks.

New Jersey has so much to offer, Travel and Leisure magazine went to experienced local real estate experts to find the most popular and sought-after communities New Jersey.

Top 10 New Jersey towns to live in

  • 10. Fair Haven
  • 9. Middletown
  • 8. Avalon/Stone Harbor
  • 7. Wayne
  • 6.Millburn-Short Hills
  • 5. Ridgewood/Ho-Ho-Kus
  • 4. Montclair
  • 3. Princeton
  • 2. Hoboken
  • 1. Jersey City

Here is what the experts had to say about the two Monmouth County towns:

“Middletown dates back to pre-Revolutionary War times, and there’s a distinct sense of history in many areas. Housing styles vary considerably, from French chateau and Tuscan [designs] to grand center hall colonial to modern,” Thomas McCormack, senior partner and broker at Resources Real Estate.

“Fair Haven has long been one of the most popular towns in Monmouth County. It has a wonderful small-town yet sophisticated feel. With restaurants, a library, and retail like the corner hardware store and River Road Books right in the heart of town, it’s easy to see why it’s a favorite place to live,” Katherine Raftery, a sales agent at Resources Real Estate.



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