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Toms River Makes List Of Top 10 Best Places To Live In Jersey
December 19th, 2014 1:53 PM

Real estate Movoto ranked towns based on home values, education level, cost of living ... and pizza and bagels

(Movoto’s caption: #7 Toms River. Among the reasons Toms River ranked so highly are its variety of pizza places, diners, and bagel shops and low cost of living. Source: Flickr user kurtlewisart)


Rankings ... everybody loves rankings. The real estate website Movoto recently took a look at New Jersey towns to rank them in order of desirability, and Toms River landed at No. 7 on the list.

No. 1 on the list was Fair Lawn.

“Jersey may be well known for Atlantic City and the shore, but here at Movoto we’ve run the numbers to once and for all reveal which city is the best,” the site said. They started with 50 towns, then whittled it down to 10, based on the following criteria:

  • Amenities per person (pizza places, bagel shops, and diners / person)
  • Amenities total (total pizza places, bagel shops, and diners)
  • Cost of living (percent above or below state average)
  • Crime (percent above or below state average)
  • Education (high school degree attainment rate compared to state average)
  • Median Income (city’s average compared to state average)
  • Home value (percent above or below state average)

The 10 Best Places To Live In New Jersey

1. Fair Lawn

2. Edison

3. Westfield

4. East Brunswick

5. North Brunswick

6. Wayne

7. Toms River

8. West Orange

9. Hoboken

10. North Bergen


Posted by Brian Dreikorn on December 19th, 2014 1:53 PMPost a Comment

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