According to Rent.com, which looked at best places to raise kids , towns with low crime rates, high school scores, high percentage of family households, you don’t have to look far outside of New Jersey to find family-centric towns .
Eight of the top 25 nationwide ranked towns are in New Jersey and Tenafly is high on the list at #3.
Rent.com discovered that suburban parents were more satisfied with their choice to raise their kids outside the city, with 46 percent of parents raising their kids in suburbia, citing they would make the same choice again. Comparatively, only 34 percent of city parents felt the same affinity for the urban upbringing of their children. It seems that the suburbs have a slight edge again as 18 percent of parents said they were raising their kids in the city but would prefer to raise them in the suburbs if they had to make the choice again while just two percent of parents who are raising their kids in the suburbs would trade for city life.
So grab the kids, pack up and sign that lease or purchase contract and head to New Jersey, which has eight entries on the top 25 (and won the top spot with Livingston ), so you’ll be at least in guaranteed proximity to some family-friendly areas.