Best Places To Live In New Jersey

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Best Places to live in New Jersey.

Although New Jersey is not always at the top of people’s lists to relocate, there are many hidden gems throughout this state that the majority of Americans have been sleeping on.

New Jersey has a reputation of its own, and not necessarily a positive one. I think they are just trying to keep their hidden treasures a secret. I mean if Bon Jovi, Frank Sinatra, and Bruce Springstein were all born and raised New Jersians there must be a lot we don’t know about!

Throughout this article, we will provide you with extensive research on destinations in the state, and why they are the best places to live in New Jersey.


Coming in at the #1 slot of the best place to live in New Jersey in 2021! Coldwell Banker released a list of the top 10 cities to live in throughout the state of Jersey and it’s no surprise that Princeton nabbed the award. Why? Because Princeton is crawling with amazing cuisine, walkable green terrain, and lively young professionals.

Princeton has grown into quite an urban and upbeat community. Although we have heard the name most of our lives due to its well renowned Ivy League college, Princeton University. Princeton is surprisingly not an overwhelmingly populated destination and apart from the university has top-rated public education systems throughout the entire town. Doesn’t get much better than that!


Not quite done with the excitement of New York, but looking for something a bit more in your price range? Welcome to Madison, New Jersey. Just under an hour’s drive into Manhattan, Madison has attracted people of all ages and professions through its diverse culture and perfect location.

When the COVID-19 crisis hit and companies allowed people to extradite their current locations, you can imagine how many people left the hustle and bustle of the big apple to plant fresh seeds somewhere nearby. Madison was one of those places because it has so much to offer. Top-notch restaurants, friendly locals, art galleries, quaint cafes, and the safety most people are looking for. Making Madison one of the best places to live in NJ!

Ocean City

Jersey has quite a coastline, and Ocean City has a fabulous reputation for being a haven for travelers and luxurious holidays. But, it offers just as much to residents and families looking to relocate.

Known for its iconic boardwalk, Ocean City has a coastline for miles and endless fun for you and the kids. This specific area attracts thousands of people a year because you just can’t go wrong with mini-golf, Gillian’s Wonderland Pier, and arcades.

Since it is a popular beach town you can imagine prices will tetter a bit on the pricier side, but if you are looking to enjoy this popular beach town heading a bit inland from the water you can find some reasonably priced locations!

Cherry Hill

Just a hop skip over the border of Pennsylvania to New Jersey lies Silver Hill. A quaint little town with a population of just around 71,000. This area has been bringing in hard-working professionals and their families for decades. Striving for family life, out of the hustle and bustle of the city but still looking to dodge a gruesome commute to work? Cherry Hill is the best of both worlds.

If you ever get fed up with Cherry Hills classic diner scene, you have the opportunity to hop in the car and drive 20 minutes to the heart of Philadelphia. Where the cuisine will never leave you disappointed.

Although Cherry Hill is a smaller destination, it makes up for recreational fun. The kids will never get bored at Hot Wheelz (a local skate rink), Cherry Hill Mall, local museums, and the Copper River Park. As for the adults, head over to the boardwalk brewing company, a renovated Victorian building that was once used to attract travelers to a beautiful beach resort.

Edison Township

The name heard around the world, and yes I’m speaking of Thomas Edison. This picturesque town holds the history of the man himself whose research lab was built here. The lab consisted of the first 10,000 light bulbs to ever be created. So, if you’re looking for some inspirational energy, Edison Township will surely deliver.

Aside from the rich history it offers, this curious little town remains one of the lowest cost of living cities to live in throughout New Jersey. As well as maintaining distinguished education systems. It does hold a fairly high population, which for years hurt the job market in such a small town, but thanks to the new work-from-home environments, Edison Township has been a comfortable place for work-from-homers all over the country. So hop on over to Edison Township to start a new and exciting way of life!

Little Silver

Just a stone’s throw from the famous Jersey Shore lies the whimsical town of Little Silver. This small town was named the happiest place in New Jersey for many reasons. Holding just over 6,000 residents, it is crazy to think that this is one of the most expensive places to live in Jersey!

Although the median prices of homes in Little Silver are $550,000-$600,000, you pay for the serenity, stability, beauty, and location. Most people living in this community are families who have been rooted there for generations and don’t plan on leaving anytime soon! Which is a large reason it is hard to find some wiggle room!

Crime is pretty non-existent in this area, so children have the range to roam and be the kids they were meant to be. Which is every parent’s dream!

Final Thoughts

So, as you can see, there is plenty of opportunity, nature, eclectic lifestyles, and top-notch education to go around in New Jersey! People countrywide are flocking to this state regardless of the rumors, so why shouldn’t you? A cheaper way of life? Coastal Towns? Endless job opportunities? What else could you ask for!


Dan McCabe
Dan McCabe

Long time remote worker with the dream of enabling everyone to join the remote workforce. Owner and Editor of

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