To live in New Jersey, a resident’s town of choice must draw them in: something must be available in the municipality to keep them happy with their surroundings.
For Washington Township residents, there's plenty to be happy about.
Those amenities have been recognized by New Jersey Monthly Magazine as it compiled its bi-annual list of best places to live.
The magazine, which compiles “Best Of” lists from school rankings to best doctors and restaurants throughout the year, said Washington Township was the 46th best town to live in out of the 514 ranked municipalities.
Northern New Jersey as a whole made quite a splash.
Nine of the list’s top-10 towns to live in hail from northern New Jersey counties, with Mendham Borough in Morris County pulling down the top spot.
Chester Township was ranked number 25; Tewksbury ranked number 31; Mendham Township ranked 32; Chester Borough ranked 40; and nearby Randolph ranked 80.
The magazine’s methodology to compile the list was based on metrics including average residential tax bill, change in average property tax bill, effective property tax rate, median home sales price, change in median home sales price, total crime rate, student proficiency on state-mandated tests, among other factors.
Earlier this month, NJ Spotlight compiled a list of the state’s wealthiest communities, based on the New Jersey median household income of $71,180. On that list, Chester Township, Mendham Township, and Tewksbury all placed eighth, ninth, and tenth, respectively. Mendham Borough and Washington Township did not make the top-10.
Does NJ Monthly’s list seem accurate to you? Should Washington Township be higher or lower on that list? Let us know!