Edit ModuleShow Tags

New Jersey's Best Towns for Families - 2015

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


Published:

What makes a town a great place to raise a family? The answer is different for each of us, but we’re betting your list includes a lot of the qualities on our checklist, like top-notch public schools, safe streets and lots to do as a family. 

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?

Winner - Pennington 

Editor's Pick - Large Town 

Editor's Pick - Mid-Size Town 

Editor's Pick  - Small Town 

Highest Ranked - North Jersey 

Highest Ranked - Morris County 

Highest Ranked - Essex County 

Highest Ranked - Union County 

Editor's Pick - Central Jersey 

Top NJ Transit Commuter Towns 

Full Ranked List of NJ Towns

Methodology

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Content

I Went to the Florida High School Where 17 People Were Killed—And My Heart’s Never Been Heavier

A 2010 graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Parkland shares what it was like to watch her hometown become the latest target of a mass school shooting

Best Ice Skating Rinks in NJ

From rinks with great views, to Friday night discos, to educational programs with Olympic gold medalist alums, lace up and check out our favorites!

What Valentine's Day Is Really Like for Parents

We all dream of champagne, roses, a massage and maybe a sexy piece of lingerie, but that's far from the reality of a mother's V-Day.

Escape Rooms in NJ

Escape rooms have arrived, and your mystery-loving mini-detectives will love them.

20 Family-Friendly Classics to Add to Your Movie Night Rotation

Looking for a movie that both you and the kids will love? Try these expert-recommended films.

Add your comment: