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Expensive Places to Live in New Jersey for Families

By: Mary Jones

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North Arlington

Starting us off our list of best places to live in New Jersey is North Arlington, a suburb of 15,800 residents located in Bergen County, the most populous county in the state.


The houses in this area are postcard material, and it shouldn’t be astonishing to know the average home value in the area stands at an enormous $716,400, with rental prices averaging $1,981 a month.

White Meadow Lake

Throw in a high median income of $116,623, excellent schools, buzzing nightlife and a commute time of 20 minutes on average, and there is little not to smile about.


The Ivy League university is one of the best universities in the country. It may be the most famous address in the town of just under 30,000, but there is a lot it has to offer.


This is one of the safest places in New Jersey, a tranquil town that is ideal for strolling around with family, with the Little Firehouse Theater one of the major entertainment spots.

Edison Township

Edison is a small city in Middlesex County with a population of 102,000, which makes it the fifth largest municipality in New Jersey in terms of population.

Saddle Brook

If your job involves lots of time on the road, one of the first places you should consider settling down in New Jersey is Saddle Brook, a small town in Bergen County that is home to 14,000 residents.


Succasunna is a charming community in Morris County with about 9,000 residents. The cost of living in this uniquely named village is high, but so is the median income which stands at $120,895.


The major downside to it is a high cost of living – expect to pay rent averaging $2,243 per month, and if you are one of those looking to invest in a home, the median value rests at the $723,000 mark.

Little Silver

It is a small community of just 6,000 residents, and one of the most expensive places not just in the state, but also consistently features on many nationwide lists revolving around cost.

Parsippany-Troy Hills

More than 53,600 people call the scenic city home, and another key draw to Parsippany-Troy Hills is the high number of corporations situated here.

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