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April 2016

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New Jersey's Best Towns for Families - The List

To come up with our ranking, we looked at the entire state—more than 500 towns in all—and measured each municipality against a host of important factors, including school district quality, crime rates, affordability, commute times, percentage of families who live there, access to hospitals and general lifestyle factors. How did your town rank?

New Jersey's Best Towns for Families Methodology

New Jersey's Best Towns for Families - Mid-Size Town

See our list of the Top 20 best mid-size towns in the state.

New Jersey's Best Towns for Families - Large Town

See our list of the Top 20 best mid-size towns in the state.

New Jersey's Best Towns for Families - Winner

The charming Bergen county town of Oradell topped our 2016 list of NJ's Best Towns for Families.

Top NJ Transit Commuter Towns

We've ranked our top towns by their commute times into NYC. Idyllic Chatham with great parks and restaurants gets high marks -- it’s hard to believe it’s less than 50 minutes away from NYC.

New Jersey's Best Towns for Families - Most Affordable

Rural with great schools, this town has the lowest crime rate and is the most affordable of the highly-ranked towns on our list.

New Jersey's Best Towns for Families - Small Town

See our list of the Top 20 best small towns in the state.

New Jersey's Best Towns for Families - Montgomery Township

In Montgomery, families get the best of both worlds: a sweet country feel and close proximity to cities with tons to do. This suburb is our top 2016 town in Somerset county.

New Jersey's Best Towns for Families

From rural hamlets to big bustling metropolises, we analyzed every town in the Garden State. Here are the spots that rose above the rest.

Tracking Devices for Your Kids

Don't lose your kids when you go to public places, these devices will keep you from panicking if they get separated from you.

How To Find a Great Babysitter

Looking for a competent person to take care of your kids so you can go out for a date? Here are great tips from fellow NJ parents.