BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township has been ranked No. 31 on the 50 best places to live in America by Money.com.
“I have the distinct pleasure to not only have been born and raised in Bridgewater, but to serve it as an elected official as a councilman and, now, mayor,” Mayor Matthew Moench said in a release. “So while it is an honor to appear in such a prestigious list, it will only go to show the rest of the country what we, as a community, already know. Bridgewater is a beautiful and diverse community in every sense of the word and our residents take pride in keeping it that way.”
Council president Howard Norgalis said in the release that he is excited people across the country will see what Bridgewater has to offer.
“We as elected officials strive to provide the best quality of life for our residents that we can, and it is great to be included in a list like this which validates our work and the work of the entire community,” he said.
In creating Money’s Best Places to Live list, the publication looks at cities and towns with populations of at least 25,000. They consider data about economic factors, housing, cost of living, diversity, health, safety, education, lifestyle and amenities.
According to the data put together by the publication, homes in Bridgewater go for an average of around $390,000, and schools perform 18% better than state averages on math testing and 20 percent better on reading tests. The median household income in Bridgewater is $128,000, and the unemployment rate is at 13 percent, as of June.
The piece sites the towns many parks, playgrounds and family-friendly restaurants, as well as the added bonus of TD Bank Ballpark and more.
“Thank you to all of our residents who push for and demand the absolute best,” Moench said “This would not be possible without you.”