The Best Towns & Cities to Move to in New Jersey

Moving to New Jersey

New Jersey is a state that offers plenty of diversity. Lively suburban areas, combined with the state’s location along the coastline, allow the state to offer several types of communities that appeal to a wide range of people. As a result, there are lots of people who decide to move here each year.

If you are interested in moving to New Jersey, continue reading to learn about some of the best cities the state has to offer. For your convenience, these cities have been broken up by county.

Bergen County, NJ

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Fair Lawn

Fair Lawn ranks among the most popular cities in Bergen County. It is a popular place for families, since it has some of the highest rated schools in New Jersey. Local attractions, including Van Saun County Park, are also coveted by residents.


Offering a strong sense of community and several highly rated schools, Ridgewood is a popular area in New Jersey. A strong selection of shops and restaurants offer up plenty of options for residents looking for something to do with friends.


This suburban area is frequently ranked among the best places to live in the county. Many of the state’s highest rated schools can be found here, making it a popular place for families. Ho-Ho-Kus is also known for the sense of community among its residents.

Garden Communities operates several communities within Fair Lawn, so consider looking into them if you are interested in renting an apartment in Bergen County.

Middlesex County, NJ

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Monmouth Junction

Since people of various backgrounds call it home, Monmouth Junction is praised as a diverse community. There are several great schools in this town, including some of the best middle schools in the county. All of this combined makes this a very welcoming community.


Edison is a friendly township in Middlesex County with plenty of options for dining and shopping. Edison’s school district gives students the chance to learn in a challenging, yet fair environment. The township is also home to several popular destinations, including the Thomas Edison Center and Roosevelt Park.

Princeton Meadows

Princeton Meadows ranks among the best places to live in Middlesex County. Residents are always looking out for each other here, making this one of the safest communities in the county. The local bike paths also give residents the chance to stay in shape.

If you are looking to rent an apartment in Middlesex County, consider looking into our communities in Monmouth Junction and Edison.

Morris County, NJ


Parsippany-Troy Hills, frequently referred to as just Parsippany, offers some of the best schools in the county. The beaches and amusement parks, including the Funplex, also help to attract new residents each year. Parsippany’s proximity to New York is also attractive to local commuters.


This suburban area is considered one of the best places you can move to within Morris County. It is a seaside town, so it has miles of beaches that attract plenty of visitors during the summer. The town is also close to New York City, so it is an ideal choice for anyone who needs to commute to the city often.

Be sure to check out our apartment communities in Parsippany if you wish to live in Morris County.

Somerset County, NJ

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Franklin Park

A friendly community located close to New York that it is ideal for anyone looking to rent an apartment. This suburban town has several local parks that are ideal for those who like to jog and bike. The assortment of shops, restaurants, and supermarkets allow residents to easily stock up on everything they need.

Bernards Township

This town in Somerset County is decently popular among apartment renters. It is known for its collection of local parks, which host several events throughout the year, including concerts. There are many job opportunities here, and the township itself hosts many top-of-the-line schools for students.

If you are interested in moving to Somerset County , an excellent option is the newly renovated Cedar Manor community, located in beautiful Franklin Park.

Union County, NJ

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Scotch Plains

Based on the township’s population of 24,339, Scotch Plains is one of the most popular communities in Union County. The highly rated public schools found here are perfect for kids looking to get a strong education. Local attractions like the Ponderosa Farm Park and the Trailside Nature Center are ideal for parents looking for something to do with their kids.


Cranford is another ideal place to move to in New Jersey, thanks to several unique features that cannot be found elsewhere in the state. The town’s vast selection of restaurants are perfect for people who like to regularly try new dishes. Thanks to its proximity to the Rahway River, the town has a nice, relaxing feel to it. If you’re interested in moving to Cranford, we have a community open here, Birchwood Park.


Quality public schools and a collection of great restaurants define this suburban New Jersey town. Its relaxing and welcoming vibes help it rank among the best places to live in New Jersey.

Within Union County, GC operates communities within Scotch Plains and Cranford.

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