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New Jersey's Best Towns for Families: Westfield

Editor’s Pick: Mid-Size Town


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Westfield

Westfield is among the highest ranking mid-size towns on our list, and for good reason—it has great schools, barely-there crime and neighborhoods filled with young families. But what really makes it stand apart is its downtown. Packed with more than 200 shops (including local stores and national chains, like Trader Joe’s) and more than 40 restaurants, Westfield’s downtown is constantly bustling with events, like Tuesday jazz nights throughout the summer, and festivals, like the FestiFall and Spring Fling. What’s more, it’s commutable to the city—NJ Transit’s Raritan Valley train line gets you into NYC in about 50 minutes. There’s plenty to explore beyond downtown, too, like the colonial Miller-Cory House Museum and nine town parks (like Mindowaskin Park, home to a playground, gazebo and pond).

Town Population Overall Rank
Denville 16,872 14
Cranford 23,293 23
Plainsboro 23,309 34
Bernards 26,924 35
Montgomery 22,499 39
Mahwah 26,352 42
Warren 15,885 44
Westfield 30,851 49
Clark 15,184 55
Livingston 29,594 56
Summit 21,988 60
Hopewell Twp. 18,374 65
Middlesex 13,812 66
Pequannock 15,642 69
Madison 16,274 71

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New Jersey's Best Towns for Families
Full List of Towns
Top Town - Pennington
Editor's Pick: Best Small Town - Mountain Lakes
Highest Ranked: Morris County - Mendham Township

Editor's Pick: Mid-Size Town - Westfield

Editor's Pick: Large Town - Parsippany-Troy Hills

Highest Ranked: North Jersey - Oradell
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Highest Ranked: Union County - New Providence

Highest Ranked: Essex County - North Caldwell

Editor's Pick: Central Jersey - Milltown
Top NJ Transit Commuter Towns
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