Pequannock Named Most Affordable Town in New Jersey

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According to New Jersey Monthly’s latest list of the Garden State’s 100 Top Towns, Pequannock is the Most Affordable Town in New Jersey.

Pequannock also ranked #11 on the overall list of Top Towns.

Researched and developed by Leflein Associates (of Ringwood, NJ), the Top Town's list includes 100 towns, 89 of which ranked below Pequannock (this out of a potential pool 556 town in NJ total).  5 criteria were used in the ranking: property taxes, commute time, school performance, proximity to services, entertainmant and dining, home values, and of course crime rate (hardly an issue in Pequannock's case).  No rankings were included for municipalities with less than 1500 residents.

The issue "The 100 Top Towns" of New Jersey Monthly won't his newstands until August 30th (home delivery August 22nd), but you can preview the top 30 homes from the list right here:

Ho-Ho-Kus, Peapack Gladstone, Bernards Township, Boonton Township, Rumson, Florham Park, Berkeley Heights, Bernardsville, Essex Fells, Franklin Lakes, Pequannock, Westfield, Tewksbury, Fair Haven, Chatham Township, Summit, Caldwell, Long Hill, Bedminster, Wyckoff, New Providence, North Caldwell, Branchburg, Readington, Spring Lake, Bridgewater, Mountain Lakes, Clark, Kingwood and Upper Saddle River

This news comes at an interesting time, just a scant week after Boonton reported its first murder in approximately a decade.  It's not clear when the research was completed or how this might have effected the rankings.

Christopher Lotito is a member of the Pequannock EnvironmentalHistoric District, and Flood Control Advisory Commissions as well as the author of  "Torrent," a book about flooding in the region.  Lotito's personal mission is to reduce new taxes, drastically reduce flooding, and preserve more green spaces for our children.  Christopher Lotito Profile

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