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Places With The Best Housing In New Jersey 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score79
  • 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…[read more]
79
  • Twin Rivers, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,034
85
  • Princeton Meadows, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,758
  • When I was being transferred to New Jersey, I thought I would have to live in Trenton close to my work. Luckily I discovered a quiet little town in the Garden State called Princeton Meadows, and I have…[read more]
79
  • Franklin Park, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,454
  • Living in this area was exciting, it's the perfect place for families to live. There are many public schools in walking distance. It's a diversity area with welcoming neighbors, low crime rate and great…[read more]
63
  • West New York, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 52,407
  • This town is a Hispanic community, I grew up here and it's home. We celebrate diversity within our LatinX community, yes we can be loud at times but every culture comes with their own kinks but it is…[read more]
84
  • Ashland, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,347
78
  • Cherry Hill Mall, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,540
  • We have lived in Cherry Hill during a short-term project that my husband has been working. We rented a furnished apartment at Cherry Hill Towers and have been delighted! It is a gated community with a…[read more]
85
  • Springdale, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,955
  • My work relocated me to Camden in the summer, and I never thought I would fall in love with New Jersey as hard as I did. I decided on Springdale because it is right on the edge of Cherry Hill and the…[read more]
73
  • Bound Brook, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,512
  • As a parent, one of my first and foremost concerns is the quality of education my children will receive wherever we live. That being said, we have been living in Bound Brook, New Jersey for nearly two…[read more]
88
  • Ramblewood, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,906
81
  • Yardville, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,147
86
  • Greentree, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,319
  • While most people are dealing with the traffic and congestion of other parts of New Jersey, I moved to Greentree and have none of those headaches. Living in Greentree is all about being in the middle of…[read more]
74
  • Laurence Harbor, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,584
59
  • Elizabeth, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 128,042
  • As a native of New Jersey I always find a special place in my heart for Jersey which is why the modesty of Elizabeth, NJ pains me. The city of Elizabeth is much more fit to be looked at as a governmental…[read more]
74
  • Kingston Estates, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,506
84
  • Pompton Lakes, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,163
  • I love living in Pompton Lakes, NJ city. The serene environment is surrounded by beautiful lakes. The place has a variety of shops thus making it easier to do shopping. There is easy access to public…[read more]
70
  • Guttenberg, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,628
  • Guttenberg, NJ is a great place to live. I bought my first condominium here in The Galaxy, where I've lived for 6 years. High rises and mid rises line scenic Boulevard East, boasting spectacular views of…[read more]
66
  • Jersey City, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 261,666
  • Hi friends, i was staying in Jersey city from past 3 yrs. I simply loved it. The commute is very easy. You have path trains,cabs, buses, light rails. Nightlife is awesome. After staying in Jersey city…[read more]
73
  • North Plainfield, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,106
  • I have been a resident of North Plainfield for a while and I know what most people think. They think that crime is a big issue in New Jersey, and it's really not. As long as you mind your business, you…[read more]
83
  • Echelon, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,920
  • My job in Camden has me right on the Delaware River and minutes from Philadelphia, but I found the best place to call home in Echelon. This little-known city in New Jersey is east of Camden, but far…[read more]
77
  • Lake Mohawk, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,432
69
  • Bayonne, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 65,772
  • Bayonne is sort of a hick-town in a geographically urban area. It is composed of everything from multimillionaires living in palatial mansions on the Newark Bay who are not looking for status beyond…[read more]
78
  • Brookdale, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,919
86
  • Glen Ridge, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,615
67
  • Linden, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,595
  • Growing up a few miles from Linden in Jersey City, I was thrilled when my job relocated me to this hidden gem. Despite what you hear about Jersey, it is an amazing place to work and raise a family. In a…[read more]
79
  • 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…[read more]
73
  • Hamilton Square, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,265
  • Hamilton Square, New Jersey has been a great place for my family and I to settle down. This local area has it all. The people here make some of the best neighbors that I have ever had. From day one, they…[read more]
85
  • 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…[read more]
67
  • Belmar, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,715
70
  • Ramtown, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,151
64
  • Union City, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 68,965
  • Parking is limited. At times I have circled the block 30 minutes trying to park. Your bumpers take a beating. Always have to move your vehicle for sweeper or away from meters. Rents are high and some…[read more]
80
  • North Arlington, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,788
  • Living in North Arlington, NJ has been a rewarding experience for me because it has so much to offer. The weather is cold in the winter and warm in the summer. It is full of beautiful woodlands and close…[read more]
74
  • East Rutherford, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,236
78
  • Mercerville, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,328
  • It's an amazing area to live in, I love it. It is a small town with an urban atmosphere, in the heart of Mercer County. The economy here is consistent as the employment rate comes in about 95% and the…[read more]
68
  • Kearny, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 42,029
  • I have lived in Kearny, NJ for 25 years. It has a charming small town atmosphere even though it's a bustling suburb of Manhattan. I love to walk around the downtown shopping district in Kearny. The…[read more]
69
  • White Meadow Lake, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,156
70
  • Carteret, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,966
  • Carteret is swell, I tell you that and you can trust this opinion coming from a veteran who served in two wars. I know a good place when I see one, and the Victorian Age homes can still be found although…[read more]
81
  • Rutherford, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,480
  • There are so many reasons I love living in Rutherford, New Jersey! There is so much to see and do. The business area has blocks and blocks of stores, restaurants, cafes, and boutiques. The area is quaint…[read more]
73
  • Avenel, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,822
  • Although I work in Manhattan, I can't afford the prices of apartments there. Luckily I discovered Avenel New Jersey right across the bridge and tucked away from all the action. Living in Avenel gives me…[read more]
79
  • Finderne, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,336
72
  • Madison Park, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,800
87
  • 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.…[read more]
75
  • Bogota, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,348
77
  • Roselle Park, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,560
  • I discovered Roselle Park by mistake when I was relocated to New Jersey for work and I took the wrong exit off the Parkway. I was looking for Irvington, but found Roselle Park and never looked back. This…[read more]
72
  • Englewood, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,184
  • I have been living in Englewood for a decade, and coming from Texas, it was a transition at first, but I love it here. I can hit the George Washington Bridge and be at a Yankee game in minutes, it's…[read more]
80
  • Morristown, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,677
  • Living in Morristown New Jersey has literally been a dream come true for me. I discovered this quiet little city when I was relocated to Jersey City. I can not believe that I am only a short ride to…[read more]
66
  • Fairview, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,314
  • I've lived in Fairview, New Jersey for 10 years. It is a great place to live! I have a gorgeous condominium, and the surrounding homes are beautiful. I love to walk up to the Avenue for shopping and…[read more]
59
  • Perth Amboy, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 52,265
  • The first time I ever visited Perth Amboy, NJ was when I went to see a long lost friend. I had no idea what to expect but I will say that it was one of the worst times I have ever had. I'm not sure if it…[read more]
71
  • Crestwood Village, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,135
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  • Strathmore, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,975

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.