Best Towns for Families 2019
Courtesy of Duke Farms Facebook page

These are the large NJ towns with a population greater than 35,000 that ranked high on our overall list. The top spot was taken by Hillsborough in Somerset County. Duke Farms, an estate packed with gardens, sculptures and fountains, is a town highlight. Bridgewater, another Somerset town, also came in towards the top. That town’s home to a new Trader Joe’s (read about it here) and Sticky’s Finger Joint, an over-the-top chicken finger eatery (find out what’s on the menu). The most populated town on the list? Edison. This Middlesex County hub has north of 100,000 people living there. It’s also home to NJ’s first ever Topgolf (see the pics), a facility boasting hitting bays, a hi-tech driving range and more. See the full list below.

Town County Population Overall Rank
Hillsborough Somerset County 40,003 28
South Brunswick Middlesex County 46,561 30
Marlboro Monmouth County 40,306 38
Bridgewater Somerset County 45,414 54
East Brunswick Middlesex County 48,840 66
Mount Laurel Burlington County 41,662 124
Manalapan Monmouth County 40,013 125
Cherry Hill Camden County 71,479 136
Evesham Burlington County 45,381 149
Edison Middlesex County 102,450 159


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