4 N.J. towns among Money’s best places to live, including 1 in Top 10

By Lynda Cohen
New Jersey | Sep 19, 2017 at 3:45 pm

North Arlington is one of the Top 10 places to live in United States, according to Money magazine.

The Bergen County town has a small-town feel with big-city perks, the publication wrote about its No. 8 spot.

“Located less than 15 miles from New York City’s financial district, this spot gives commuters an ideal home base, with excellent schools and low crime,” according to the post.

And, 95 percent of its students graduate.

Three other New Jersey towns made the Top 100, including another Bergen County town coming in 24th.

Saddle Brook is less than three square miles, but offers access to Manhattan with a “distinctly small-town feel,” Money notes. “The town website, for instance, lists community movie nights, New York Mets game outings and a ‘Walk with the Mayor’ fitness promotion.”

Parsippany-Troy Hills in Morris County comes in at No. 33, for its “scenic network of rivers and streams — and job opportunity.”

Unemployment is low thanks to several corporate headquarters, including Actavis, Jackson Hewitt and Wyndham Worldwide.

The last Garden State municipality to make the cut is Clifton, in Passaic County, which has been used in TV shows like “The Sopranos” and films like “Donny Brasco.”

“The town has more recently been in headlines as home to the nation’s best hot dog,” Money notes of Rutt’s Hut. “But beyond the pop culture tie-ins, Clifton also offers a winning mix of affordability and access.”