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Why New Jersey Is Worth Moving To

Park at government center in Trenton with State House in the background, New Jersey, USA

On the fence about moving to New Jersey? Here are the best reasons why you should take that big step.

Great location

When you live in New Jersey, you get the best of both worlds. You can spend the day shopping, dining, or working in New York City or Philadelphia then come home to the relative serenity of the state. If the pace in Jersey City is still a bit too frantic for you, you can opt to live in one of the many great suburbs in the state, particularly in Central Jersey. You get the same fantastic location but without the constant noise and bustle of the big cities. Central Jersey also puts you just minutes away from Jersey Shore, where the beach and fun resort atmosphere await.

Nature and the outdoors

New Jersey’s sparse suburbs offer acres of open spaces, making for a more relaxing way of life. You’re never too far from a nature park where you can go hiking, biking, horseback riding, or camping. Kids have plenty of room for active outdoor play.

Monmouth County, for example, is home to campgrounds and miles of trails, where you not only get to be surrounded by nature, but get the chance to explore and learn about the area’s rich history. Some of the best places to go include:

In addition, there are also the state’s beautiful gardens and arboretums to visit. New Jersey, after all, is named The Garden State for a reason. Central New Jersey alone has its own collection of immaculately maintained gardens and arboretums where you can surround yourself with gorgeous flora. Among the places to visit are:

Great eats

You don’t even need to cross the Hudson River for the best dining experience – there are a multitude of options right here in New Jersey. Locals swear the pizza and cheesesteaks here are better than in New York or Philadelphia. And you simply have to try New Jersey’s signature bagel concoction – Taylor Ham or Pork Roll squeezed onto a bagel with egg and cheese.

Whether you’re craving for old school barbecue, or in the mood for Asian flavors, or hunting for new exotic flavors, you can find them all in the Garden State. Check out this page for guides on where to go in Monmouth County.

In addition, you get the freshest produce in the region right here, particularly tomatoes, berries, spinach, and asparagus – the state’s top crops. With a wealth of farms and gardens in the state, you’ll never run out of fresh fruit and vegetable supplies.

Highly rated schools

This is one of the best reasons to move to New Jersey with your family. A 2019 report by cited New Jersey as having the second best school system in the United States. It has the second lowest dropout rate, 3rd highest Math and Reading test scores, and the 4th highest median ACT score.

A number of Monmouth County school districts have received an “A” rating from

Find the perfect home in New Jersey

Get in touch with Colleen Meyler and explore your real estate options in Central New Jersey. Call 732.995.5102 or leave a note here.