SUMMIT, NJ, March 23, 2017 – Today, New Jersey Family, the essential source for New Jersey parents, announced New Jersey’s Best Towns for Families 2017. Now in its third year, the list ranks New Jersey towns through the lens of how family friendly they are.
Clinton, located in Hunterdon County, tops this year’s list of more than 500 towns. “This year, we reworked our algorithm to take a deeper dive into high school performance while also weighing things like safety, how affordable a town is, average commute time and more criteria that matters to families,” says Cindy Mironovich, New Jersey Family’s publisher and founder.
“I grew up in Clinton, graduated from Clinton Public and North Hunterdon High School, and when it was time to raise my family I knew it was time to come back,” says Clinton Mayor Janice Kovach. “It is such an amazing community. Clinton is what I always imagined Mayberry was like—neighbors look out for one another, kids riding their bikes downtown and getting ice cream or going into the candy store. I love Clinton because it reminds me of my childhood and offers my children the same experience.”
The April issue of New Jersey Family features the rankings of 511 New Jersey municipalities*, and includes profiles of the top towns in 11 counties. Go tonjfamily.com/besttowns to see profiles of the top towns in all 21 counties in the state.
New Jersey’s top 20 towns for families are:
The best towns for families by county are…
Atlantic County – Linwood City
Bergen County – Glen Rock
Burlington County – Moorestown
Camden County – Haddonfield
Cape May County – Upper Township
Cumberland County – Hopewell
Essex County – West Caldwell
Gloucester County –Woolwich
Hudson County – Secaucus
Hunterdon County (and Best in NJ) – Clinton
Mercer County – West Windsor
Middlesex County – Plainsboro
Monmouth County – Fair Haven
Morris County – Mountain Lakes
Ocean County – Point Pleasant
Passaic County – Wayne
Salem County – Alloway
Somerset County – Montgomery
Sussex County – Sparta
Union County – Cranford
Warren County – Hardwick
Find the full rankings here: njfamily.com/besttowns
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