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A new study from Niche, 2022 Best Places to Live in NJ, named Princeton Junction as the top spot to plant roots in the Garden State! The rankings take into account several key factors of each location including quality of local schools, crime rates, housing trends, employment statistics and access to amenities in an attempt to measure the overall quality of an area.

Located in Mercer County, Princeton Junction boasts a suburban feel with lots of parks. The public schools are highly rated, too, making the community a top choice for families with young kids.

Also in the top five are Mountain Lakes (#2), Ridgewood (#3), Princeton (#4) and Princeton Meadows (#5). Here are the top 30 towns that were ranked the best by Niche:

  1. Princeton Junction
  2. Mountain Lakes
  3. Ridgewood
  4. Princeton
  5. Princeton Meadows
  6. Upper Montclair
  7. Haworth
  8. Monmouth Junction
  9. Glen Rock
  10. Ho-Ho-Kus
  11. Springdale
  12. Short Hills
  13. Westfield
  14. Berkely Heights Twp.
  15. Greentree
  16. Plainsboro Center
  17. Metuchen
  18. Summit
  19. River Edge
  20. Chatham Twp.
  21. Moorestown Twp.
  22. Edgewater
  23. Hoboken
  24. Allendale
  25. Kendall Park
  26. New Providence
  27. Haddonfield
  28. Chatham
  29. Closter
  30. Livingston Twp.

Click here for the full list.

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Niche also released its Best Places to Live in America for 2022. It was nice to see that our neighbor, Chesterbrook, a suburb of Philly, took the top spot! Penn Wynne, another Philly suburb, also ranked in the top five. Here are the top 10 places to live in the US, according to Niche:

  1. Chesterbrook, PA
  2. City Center, CA
  3. Penn Wynne, PA
  4. Houserville, PA
  5. Cottonwood Creek South, TX
  6. Ardmore, PA
  7. Los Alamos, NM
  8. Hyde Park – Spanishtown Creek, FL
  9. Carmel, IN
  10. Great Neck Plaza, NY

Click here to see the full list.

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