I can not say enough good things about living in Rahway, New Jersey. We moved to this area because I was relocated to work in New York, but that city is a jungle. The Garden State has it all, and far less expensive than NYC. My neighborhood is tucked away from all the traffic, yet I can be in Staten Island in a half an hour.
When we want to relax on the weekend, we can get to the best restaurants in Hoboken in minutes, or slip down the Garden State Parkway to the beaches of Point Pleasant and Seaside. An hour further down the Parkway and we can be at Atlantic City, enjoying the casinos and nightclubs.
The best areas in Rahway are all within a few miles of my home. New York has the greatest restaurants, Philadelphia has all those historic sites, and we are even an hour from Connecticut too. Rahway has the best pizza, amazing pork roll egg/cheese sandwiches, and food trucks that are to die for.