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Places With The Best Housing In New Jersey 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score83
  • Upper Montclair, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,731
  • I am so happy we moved to Upper Montclair, New Jersey. We moved here four years ago, and I absolutely love it here! The community is upscale and pristine. The homes are beautiful and classic in style.
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  • North Caldwell, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,519
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  • Princeton, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,168
  • Went to Princeton High School back in the 2000s, I've worked in Princeton as well. If you're an out-of-towner, Princetonites will be sure to make it known. Try going to PHS from another town, you're
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  • Glen Ridge, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,615
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  • Chatham, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,030
  • Like they say; Home is where the heart is.Chatham certainly offers a wonderful choice for living.Whether in the Borough or in the Township, you can enjoy everything there is to offerfrom the great
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  • Summit, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,895
  • When people discover I moved to Summit, New Jersey, they assume I am near the top or the highest point in the Garden State. The truth is that Summit is right in the center of the Garden State, yet I can
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  • Fair Haven, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,033
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  • Westfield, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,438
  • What can I say about living in Westfield, New Jersey? I get to live in the safest community, have the best food in the world, and be minutes from the city that never sleeps. If I want nightlife, I can
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  • Tenafly, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,821
  • I experienced an awe-inspiring time while living in Tenafly New Jersey. The city is a part of Bergen County. Tenafly is close to Upper West Side New York. The quaint suburb has excellent award winning
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  • Ridgewood, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,430
  • I wish my company had relocated me to New Jersey years ago, this area of the country has the best of everything within reach. I can hit the Holland Tunnel and be in New York in minutes, or take the
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  • Allendale, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,767
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  • Glen Rock, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,887
  • Glen Rock hates people from other towns and treats them like second class citizens. They give premium parking for town residents at a cheap cost for commuters while forcing non residents to a dirty
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  • Hoboken, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 53,136
  • Hoboken used to be cool but now that Jersey City has cleaned up (and slightly more affordable there) Hoboken looks like an overpriced dump. Historically, Hoboken was and is a predominantly white bedroom
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  • Upper Saddle River, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,301
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  • Short Hills, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,771
  • We love living in Short Hills, New Jersey, and you will too! The homes are beautiful here, and the community is very family friendly. Our contemporary home sits on a wooded lot with a swimming pool. I
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  • Woodcliff Lake, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,844
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  • Madison, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,090
  • I can't say enough great things about Madison, NJ! I moved here as a young man in my 20's and have had no desire to live anywhere else in the 30 years since. Everything from the fantastic weather all
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  • Demarest, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,007
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  • Watchung, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,944
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  • Franklin Lakes, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,810
  • My move to Franklin Lakes, New Jersey was by far the best decision ever. I could not imagine living anywhere else! I love the Indian Trail Country Club. There is golfing, swimming, and many more
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  • New Providence, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,434
  • My family has been living in New Providence and we love the environment here. The neighbors here have a keen sense of unity in New Providence. The crime rate in New Providence is very low. The weather in
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  • Bernardsville, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,776
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  • Oradell, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,160
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  • Mendham, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,012
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  • Old Tappan, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,942
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  • Closter, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,650
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  • Little Silver, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,922
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  • Rumson, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,878
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  • Ramsey, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,000
  • Ramsey, NJ is a great place to live! We have lived here for 10 years, and we are very happy. The homes are beautiful, and the properties are spacious. The location is close to everything, yet set apart
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  • Englewood Cliffs, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,405
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  • Kinnelon, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,239
  • Living in Kinnelon is everything you would expect in the Garden State. Kinnelon is not the New Jersey you see in the travel brochures, far from the white-sand beaches of the Jersey Shore or the
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  • Morganville, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,284
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  • Florham Park, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,787
  • Living in Florham Park gives me the chance to really enjoy everything beautiful about New Jersey. The best areas in Florham Park for me are the abundance of outdoor activities you wouldn't think you
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  • Manasquan, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,812
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  • Norwood, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,828
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  • Mountainside, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,835
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  • Haddonfield, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,444
  • Haddonfield, NJ is a great place to call home! I have been living here for 3 years. The town is beautiful, and very convenient to all of South Jersey. We are only a few minutes from Philadelphia by the
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  • Lincroft, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,352
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  • Montvale, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,285
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  • Robertsville, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,930
  • I experienced a pleasant lifestyle while living in Robertsville New Jersey. The city is located within Monmouth County. Robertsville is close to Plainsboro New Jersey. The town has very respectable
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  • Martinsville, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,917
  • I've been living in Martinsville New Jersey for 2 years and have enjoyed the small-town atmosphere along with the quality amenities and friendly neighbors in this uniquely diverse city. The school
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  • Cresskill, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,745
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  • Belmar, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,715
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  • Hillsdale, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,454
  • I love living in Hillsdale, New Jersey. It is a wonderful place to live. I enjoy the peace and serenity of our wonderful community. The shopping in town is great! When I first moved there, I found
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  • Edgewater, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,998
  • This is what I had when I lived in Edgewater, New Jersey. The view of the magnificent New York Skyline is what attracted me to this small town, but it is not the only thing that kept me living in
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  • Ocean City, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,430
  • Take a ride to Point Pleasant or Seaside and walk their boardwalks. Now get on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey and get off a few miles south of Atlantic City and you will find my home and the best
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  • Park Ridge, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,854
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  • Morris Plains, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,612
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  • Paramus, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,795
  • I moved to Paramus, NJ 10 years ago, and I love it! It literally has everything going for it. Employment opportunities in the area are strong. Many of the largest companies are nearby, including Nabisco,
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  • River Edge, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,586
  • I fell in love with River Edge, NJ the first time I visited. I now live there and I love it! It's a beautiful town with alot to offer. There are townhomes, apartment communities, and beautiful

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in New Jersey. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in New Jersey to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in New Jersey as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in New Jersey, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.