MORRISTOWN, NJ - The news is out, New Jersey Monthly has a new list of the Garden State's Top 100 towns.

The magazine won't be on the newsstands until Aug. 29,  however, Morris Plains and Morris Township both made the list, confirmed the magazine. Both towns saw a jump from the previous list. Morris Plains currently is ranked 44 (up from 171) and Morris Township is ranked 60 (up from 82)  Morristown comes in at number 155 this year, a drop from 121.

"Residential real estate is booming in New Jersey," said New Jersey Monthly Editor Ken Schlager. "Our chart is a popular tool that helps potential homebuyers understand which towns are the most desirable."

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The 100 Top Towns chart is part of the “Best Places to Live” cover story in the September issue of New Jersey Monthly, available on newsstands on August 29.

 A complete ranking of 513 New Jersey municipalities will be available starting August 28 at njmonthly.com/top-towns.

 New Jersey Monthly publishes the Hot 100 Towns chart every other year. Leflein Associates, an independent research firm in Ringwood, New Jersey, compiles the chart exclusively for New Jersey Monthly. The chart is based on factors a homebuyer would consider, including home prices, real estate taxes, school results, crime rates, and access to essentials and amenities such as hospitals, theaters and restaurants. Here is this year’s Top 20:

1 Ho-Ho-Kus (Bergen County)

2 Chatham Township (Morris)

3 Glen Rock (Bergen)

4 Rumson (Monmouth)

5 Bernards (Somerset)

6 Berkeley Heights (Union)

7 Montvale (Bergen)

8 New Providence (Union)

9 Denville (Morris)

10 Chatham Borough (Morris)

11 Oradell (Bergen)

12 Mountainside (Union)

13 Millburn (Essex)

14 Cranbury (Middlesex)

15 Chester Township (Morris)

16 River Edge (Bergen)

17 Long Hill (Morris)

18 Cresskill (Bergen)

19 Mountain Lakes (Morris)

20 Livingston (Essex)

Each month, more than half a million New Jersey residents read New Jersey Monthly, which is in its 41st year.

 

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