Looking for the right community for you and your family? Here are 10 reasons why it’s high time you thought about moving to New Jersey:
- More space
City living has its perks, but you have to admit: it gets kind of crowded in there. Unsurprisingly, many New Yorkers move to New Jersey so they can live in a house that has an actual front yard in a neighborhood where their kids can be kids.
- It has great schools
Bergen County, for instance, has test scores, graduation rates, and college scholarships that blow other counties away. And this is true of the state as a whole; New Jersey has an 83% high school graduation rate – much higher than the national average.
- Family-friendly attractions
You’ll have plenty of fun when out and about in New Jersey. The African Art Museum in Tenafly gives visitors a glimpse into the unique beauty of African art. In Alpine, you can go fishing, hiking, and more at the Palisades Interstate Park. Or you can explore the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway in Edgewater if you’re looking for a more urban setting.Just a few minutes away in Englewood is the 150-acre kid-friendly Flat Rock Brook Nature Center. All in all, Bergen County has almost 9,000 acres of space dedicated just for parklands.
- Proximity to nature
Want to take a break from the frenzy of modern living? Lace up your boots and explore any of the 39 state parks and 11 forests within New Jersey’s borders. And you don’t have to travel far either; for example, the Tenafly Nature Center allows residents to commune with nature without leaving the community.
- It’s beach country here
When you live in New Jersey, you’re never more than an hour or two away from the ocean. And with over 130 miles of stunning coastlines, this state has plenty of beaches for you to choose from. Stock up on the suntan lotion!
- Fresh produce
New Jersey isn’t called the “Garden State” for nothing! In fact, it’s one of the top producers of blueberries, peaches, spinach, bell peppers, and cranberries. Eating healthy has never been easier.
- For the sports fans
Why watch football on TV when you can catch it live at MetLife Stadium? Luckily, both Tenafly and Bergen County are less than an hour away from this football Mecca. And believe it or not, many New York sports teams actually call New Jersey their home turf, including the Giants, Jets, Yankees, and Mets.
- All those diners
If you love good, old-fashioned diners, you’ll absolutely love living in New Jersey, as it has the most number of diners in the entire country. The best part? Many of them are open 24/7.
- Shopper’s paradise
Jersey also holds another record: it has the most malls per square mile of any other state in the country. Whatever your shopping needs might be, there’s probably a mall around the corner you can visit.
- Distinguished residents
Some of the biggest stars in the world call New Jersey home, including Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen. Trust us, when you live here, you’ll be in great company.
These are just a handful of the many reasons why you’d want to live in the Garden State. If you’re looking for information about available properties here, get in touch with the Stacy Esser Group at 917.621.6794 or stacy(at)stacyesser(dotted)com.