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Oradell Named New Jersey's Most Family Friendly Town

Oradell is New Jersey's most family-friendly town.
Oradell is New Jersey's most family-friendly town. Photo Credit: Flickr/Kat Grigg

ORADELL, N.J. -- New Jersey Family, a source for New Jersey parents, announced New Jersey’s Best Towns for Families 2016 and Oradell took the top spot.

The list ranks New Jersey towns based on important family livability factors such as school quality, affordability, diversity and crime rates.

Oradell, located in Bergen County, tops this year’s list of more than 500 towns.

“We heavily weighted things like school quality and safety in our 2016 algorithm, but we also looked at quality of life factors like average commute time and whether grocery stores and entertainment options were nearby,” says Liz Zack, New Jersey Family’s editorial director.

The April issue of New Jersey Family features the rankings of 508 New Jersey municipalities and includes profiles of the top towns. New Jersey Family also highlights the most affordable towns, the safest towns, the most diverse towns and the best commuter towns.

New Jersey’s top 20 towns for families are:

  • 1. Oradell
  • 2. Montgomery
  • 3. Bethlehem
  • 4. Boonton
  • 5. Fredon
  • 6. Pennington
  • 7. Mendham Borough
  • 8. Milltown
  • 9. Mendham Township
  • 10. Essex Fells
  • 11. Frelinghuysen
  • 12. North Caldwell
  • 13. River Edge
  • 14. Harrison Township
  • 15. Harrington Park
  • 16. Denville
  • 17. Closter
  • 18. Old Tappan
  • 19. Chester Township
  • 20. Alloway

"I have lived in Oradell since 1988, and can say from experience that it truly is the perfect place to raise a family," says Oradell Mayor Dianne Camelo Didio. "The warm and nurturing feel of the community, the amazing support system you have when you live here, and the town's amazing offerings are just a few of the reasons why people stay in Oradell and plant their family roots. We are honored to be number one on New Jersey Family's list this year."

“New Jersey Family is the number one trusted authority on what to do, where to go and now, where to live for more than half a million parents in New Jersey,” says Cindy Mironovich, founder and publisher of New Jersey Family.

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