Controversial List Of New Jersey’s 10 Most Boring Towns
Do you think New Jersey is boring?
It can't be, right? We've got over 130 miles of beautiful beaches, we've got some pretty amazing places to go hiking, and lots of historical sights to visit.
We've got some pretty legendary places to catch a show, like the Stone Pony, or you can grab a lawn seat at the PNC Bank Arts Center and really enjoy your summer!
Would you consider going to a Giants game or a Jets game in Metlife Stadium boring?
I wouldn't Either.
I can go on all day about fun and exciting things to do in the Garden State. I may be a transplant, but I love living here now.
Not everyone agrees though, in fact, in a recent survey ten towns in New Jersey were named among the most boring places in the country to live.
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To be frank, I'm not sure I wholly agree with Movoto's list, however, they took into consideration a few key factors such as town size, nightlife, and bars/restaurants / fast food places per capita.
They also looked at demographics like residents aged 18-34, population density, and other things like that.
The results were rather surprising.
10. Borough of Elmwood Park
I guess if there's one list you want to be last on, it's the list of the most boring towns in New Jersey.
Movoto says there's a drastic lack of nightlife and live music which makes a place exciting to live.
Then again, if you like quiet small towns this is the perfect place to hang your hat.
9. Borough of Roselle
Roselle ranked higher with Movoto for a younger population and decent live music scene and nightlife.
But there weren't a lot of "non-fast food" restaurants and there wasn't too much going on in the world of art.
However, if you don't care about seeing plays, or going to museums and are looking for an interesting little town to call home Roselle may be a good fit.
8. Borough Of South Plainfield
South Plainfield, according to Movoto is a small relaxed community that doesn't have a lot of exciting things to do for that 18-34 demo.
That being said, there are a lot of great outdoor activities available so if you like the quiet, and you're outdoorsy this is a great place to live.
7. City Of Perth Amboy
Movoto scores these towns based on three major factors: Outdoor activity, food options, and the arts.
Despite Perth Amboy having a vibrant community, it doesn't do much to check off the other boxes thus landing it as the 7th most boring town in Jersey.
6. Township Of Toms River
I just don't believe this one.
My wife and I live in Toms River and there's always something fun to do from community events downtown to breweries, and of course, it's so close to the shore.
However, Movoto claims that there's a river, and that's about it.
Not true, but I may also be biased. We have great restaurants, beach access, parks, and fun shops too.
5. City Of Bridgetown
Bridgeton has a younger population, and a couple of small taverns but outside of that Movoto says there's not too much going on.
Again though if you like smaller towns this is the perfect place.
4. Borough Of Hawthrone
It may not have a lot to do in the world of arts and culture however Hawthrone does seem to have a thriving outdoor and exercise scene which is nice.
It has gyms, parks, and lots of great outdoor activities to do.
3. City Of East Orange
According to Movoto
The active life amenities and the nightlife per capita both ranked dead last on our list, which means that night or day, it’s going to be a chore to find something fun going on.
2. Borough Of Carteret
This seems to be an up-and-coming town according to Movoto, however, it's also ranked as the second most boring town in Jersey.
Mainly due to a lack of active activities, not much nightlife, almost no music scene, and just not a lot going on.
Again, it's all a matter of opinion because if you don't like the hustle and bustle, you'd love it here.
So, ready for NJ's most boring town?
1. City Of Plesantville
According to Mvoto, if you want excitement, you won't find it here.
You won't find any exciting nightlife or music scene, it has a small population, and not a lot of exciting restaurants.
If you do though, like small quiet towns, this place is a little piece of heaven.
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