Best Places to Live in New Jersey

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What you need to know about New Jersey

From dense urban areas like Newark and Jersey City to green countrysides and charming villas, New Jersey offers diverse places to live. Families flock to the Jersey Shore during warm summer months while many outdoor lovers venture to the Skylands for hiking, hunting and camping. Hoboken, Princeton and Morristown are among the best places to live in New Jersey. The economy in New Jersey is anchored by the pharmaceutical industry, banking, chemical development, telecommunications, publishing and tourism.

Best Places to Live in New Jersey
Top communities include Highland Park, Madison, Hoboken

Population

8,874,374
Up by 3%
photo of a park in Hoboken that fronts the Hudson River
8 Things to Do in Hoboken, NJ
Eateries, parks, ferry rides highlight the community
front shot of Stevens Institute of Technology
Top Employers in Hoboken, NJ
Stevens Institute, Marsh USA, other private companies lead the way
What You Should Know About Living in Hoboken, NJ
Get a feel for what life is like along the Hudson River
Newark, NJ skyline
9 Best Things About Living in Newark, NJ
Here is a list of the best things about living living in Newark, NJ
A man and women carry dogs across a flooded street in Hoboken, NJ during the 2012 flood.
UN Names Hoboken, N.J. a Role Model City
City honored for its flood-risk management practices

Housing

Homes Owned 65%
65% Complete
Homes Rented 35%
35% Complete

Median Home Price

$319,900
Higher than the national average

Median Household Income

$72,062
Higher than the national average

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 36%
36% Complete
Graduated High School 88%
88% Complete

Residents

Most residents are
5-17 Years old

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