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Montgomery Ranks as a Top Place to Live

The Montgomery News | Posted May 9, 2024


Out of the 564 municipalities in New Jersey, a marketing company ranks Montgomery as the No. 16 best place to live in the state. The firm, Niche, also ranks the township as the best place to live in Somerset County.


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File photo from Montgomery’s annual fireworks display.


“Niche has recognized what we residents have always known — Montgomery is a treasure,” said Mayor Neena Singh. “Families move to our township because everyone knows it is a safe place with strong schools and beautiful parks. Our township staff, local businesses, school leaders, and organizations have worked hard to put us on the map and earn the recognition our community deserves.”


Montgomery earned its rank by scoring an A+ for its schools, family-friendliness, and health and fitness options. Niche also lauded the township for its variety of outdoor activities, low crime rate, housing options and employment availability.


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Township Administrator Lori Savron said, “I do not think any Montgomery resident will be surprised to hear this news. While we are widely recognized for our schools and parks, it is the people who live in our township that make it one of the best places to live.”


Top 20 Best Places to Live in New Jersey According to Niche.com


  1. Princeton

  2. Ho-Ho-Kus

  3. Princeton Junction

  4. Ridgewood

  5. Harrington Park

  6. River Edge

  7. Closter

  8. Mountain Lakes

  9. Hoboken

  10. Upper Montclair

  11. Metuchen

  12. New Providence

  13. Summit

  14. Haworth

  15. Haddonfield

  16. Montgomery Township

  17. Madison

  18. Glen Ridge

  19. Berkeley Heights Twp

  20. Fanwood


Formerly known as College Prowler, Niche is an American company headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, that runs a ranking and review site. It also helps clients to build brand awareness with students and families.


Montgomery’s full report card is available on the Niche website. (niche.com/places-to-live/montgomery-township-somerset-nj/).

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