MORRIS PLAINS, NJ - Morris Plains is rated 73 in the  "Best Towns for Families" 2015 List, published by

Morris Towhsip is No. 214 on the list and Morristown is rated No. 250. Pennington in Mercer County is No. 1.

New Jersey Family  rated 512 communities in New Jersey, eliminating towns with less than 1,500 residents.

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New Jersey Family compiled statistics on tax rates, average home sale price, public school ratings, crime rates, median household income, the percentage of families with children under the age of 18, average travel time to work, and the proximity of restaurants, hospitals and grocery/convenience stores.

After compiling the data, New Jersey Family  used an "algorithm" to produce its list.