WARREN, NJ - The New Jersey Monthly magazine’s September issue ranks the 2013 Best Places to live in New Jersey and, of the Top Towns, Warren is ranked No. 2 behind Mendham.
Of New Jersey's counties, Bergen is on top with four, followed by Somerset with two and Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer and Morris each with one. Rankings are based on the most recent available data for home prices, property taxes, crime rates, school results and various lifestyle attributes and was compiled for New Jersey Monthly by researchers at Leflein Associates, an independent research firm based in Ringwood.
The Top 10 Towns in New Jersey are:
1 Mendham Borough, Morris County
2 Warren Township, Somerset County
3 North Caldwell, Essex County
4 Norwood Borough, Bergen County
5 Union Township, Hunterdon County
6 Woodcliff Lake, Bergen County
7 Tenafly Borough, Bergen County
8 Demarest Borough, Bergen County
9 Princeton Township, Mercer County
10 Hillsborough Township, Somerset County
New Jersey Monthly Editor Ken Schlager says, "Buying a home is the biggest investment most of us will make in a lifetime, our Top Towns rankings are intended, at least in part, to help with that decision. Certainly, the towns in our Top 10 are among the most attractive in the state for any homebuyer."