MORRISTOWN, NJ  - Morris Township placed No. 58 and Morristown No. 99 in this year’s Niche.com ranking of “Best Places to Live in New Jersey,” bringing home an overall grade of A+ and A respectively. Morris Plains came in at No. 124.

Morris Township earned the No. 6 and Morristown earned the No. 14 spot for Best Places to Live in Morris County, according to Niche.

The No. 1 ranked town in New Jersey is Princeton Junction. Neighboring Summit No. 12, Chatham Township was No. 22, Madison was No. 48, Parsippany Troy HIlls Township was No. 55, Randolph was No. 70.

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The rankings “represent a healthy balance between statistical rigor and practical relevance in the ranking,” says the website, which states that it provides “unique ratings” and “honest reviews.” The rankings, Niche.com says, are based on “aggregated data/responses” from each place and is “inspected for bad data including outliers or inaccurate values.”

Niche.com’s rankings gave Morris Township the following grades:

  • Public Schools: A
  • Crime and Safety: B
  • Housing: B
  • Nightlife: A-
  • Good for families: A+
  • Diversity: B+
  • Jobs: A-
  • Weather: C+
  • Cost of Living: C
  • Health and Fitness: A+
  • Outdoor Activities: A
  • Commute: B+

The rankings gave Morristown the following grades:

  • Public Schools: A
  • Crime and Safety: B-
  • Housing: C
  • Nightlife: A
  • Good for families: A
  • Diversity: A
  • Jobs: B
  • Weather: B-
  • Cost of Living: C-
  • Health and Fitness: A
  • Outdoor Activities: A
  • Commute: A-

What do those “honest reviews” say?

In regards to Morris Township, one resident wrote, "Love it here. Close to NYC and downtown Morristown. Beautiful homes, almost no crime. Clean and green. Great parks. High end shopping at the Short Hills Mall. Decent taxes compared to other towns in different counties. Latest meeting with the schools superintendent told us that the high school had more kids going to Ivy League schools than Delbarton, Madison snd Chatham combined. Great diversity."

A Morristown resident wrote, "Morristown is a wonderful colonial town open to all cultures. Ever since I was a young boy, I've seen different races get along and build a community here. Through the restaurants and small businesses, everyone can come together and become unified. I've seen Morristown grow from small buildings to now holding luxury apartments and firm buildings for the growth of good old Motown. I can't wait to see the changes that the future holds for this historic town"

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