Raising a family in New Jersey offers a unique blend of convenience, and depending on where you settle, tranquility.

That's why the Garden State is an attractive choice for many. Or so we thought.

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With diverse communities, excellent education systems, and close proximity to New York and Philadelphia, Jersey provides a well-rounded environment for families to thrive.

In my opinion, one of the key advantages of living in New Jersey is its top-notch education system.

The state consistently ranks among the top in the nation for its public schools, offering a wide range of extracurricular activities and advanced placement programs.

Families can rest assured that their children are receiving a quality education.

New Jersey also has a variety of family-friendly communities, each with its own character.

From the urban centers like Jersey City and Hoboken to the slower suburbs of Montclair and Princeton, there's a place to suit every family's lifestyle.

Many neighborhoods are known for their safety, green spaces, and a strong sense of community.

We like to stay active. Jersey offers an abundance of parks, beaches, and outdoor adventures.

Yes, New Jersey's cost of living is high. It's also a bit crowded. But that should be a sign that NJ isn't a bad place to settle down.

When I was scrolling through Slacker's 2023 list of the best cities to raise a family, I was shocked that only one single New Jersey city made the list.

What is considered to be a good city to raise a family? Slacker said:

The most ideal spots provide safe neighborhoods, quality education, recreation opportunities, and affordability.

Do you agree with the single Jersey selection? Check this out.

LOOK: These are the 100 best cities to raise a family

Stacker collected 2023 data from Niche to compile a list of the top 100 cities to raise a family, based on school systems, crime rates, and more.  

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