Money's list of America's best small towns


States
Top 100
Rank City Population
21 Montville 22,300
60 River Vale 9,700
6 Warren 16,100
Other cities
Rank City Population
  Aberdeen 18,200
  Avenel 17,900
  Barclay-Kingston 10,000
  Bergenfield 25,800
  Berkeley Heights 14,100
  Bloomfield 45,000
  Branchburg 16,000
  Bridgewater 45,100
  Cedar Grove 12,200
  Cherry Hill Mall 14,600
  Cinnaminson 15,600
  Clark 14,500
  Closter 8,700
  Collingswood 13,800
  Colonia 17,000
  Colts Neck 12,500
  Cranford 22,800
  Cresskill 8,600
  Delran 20,100
  Denville 17,600
  Dover 94,400
  Dumont 17,100
  East Brunswick 49,200
  East Hanover 11,500
  East Rutherford 8,800
  East Windsor 29,700
  Eatontown 14,100
  Echelon 10,500
  Edgewater 9,600
  Edison 97,700
  Elizabeth 124,900
  Elmwood Park 18,800
  Englewood 28,000
  Evesham 48,000
  Ewing 38,300
  Fair Lawn 30,800
  Florham Park 12,400
  Fords 14,600
  Fort Lee 36,500
  Glen Rock 11,200
  Greentree 12,800
  Hackensack 43,100
  Hackettstown 9,400
  Haddonfield 11,400
  Hamilton 92,400
  Hasbrouck Heights 11,500
  Hawthorne 18,100
  Hazlet 21,100
  Highland Park 14,200
  Hillsborough 39,200
  Hillsdale 9,900
  Hoboken 40,600
  Holmdel 16,500
  Iselin 17,600
  Jersey City 242,400
  Kendall Park 8,800
  Kinnelon 9,600
  Leonia 8,700
  Lincoln Park 10,700
  Little Falls 10,500
  Little Ferry 10,600
  Livingston 28,700
  Lumberton 12,900
  Lyndhurst 20,700
  Madison 16,000
  Mahwah 25,500
  Manalapan 38,900
  Maplewood 22,500
  Margate City 8,500
  Marlboro 39,800
  Marlton 11,200
  Matawan 8,800
  Maywood 9,200
  Medford 23,600
  Mercerville-Hamilton Square 27,900
  Metuchen 13,100
  Middlesex 13,700
  Montclair 36,600
  Moorestown 21,100
  Moorestown-Lenola 14,800
  Morganville 11,600
  Mount Laurel 42,600
  Mount Olive 26,400
  New Milford 16,100
  New Providence 11,800
  Newark 280,100
  North Arlington 14,800
  North Brunswick Township 38,800
  North Haledon 8,900
  Nutley 27,000
  Oakland 13,400
  Palisades Park 19,400
  Park Ridge 8,900
  Paterson 146,500
  Pennsville 12,400
  Pequannock 17,200
  Pitman 9,200
  Plainsboro 21,900
  Point Pleasant 20,000
  Pompton Lakes 11,100
  Princeton 17,900
  Princeton 13,500
  Princeton Meadows 14,100
  Rahway 28,200
  Ramsey 14,600
  Randolph 27,300
  Readington 16,700
  Red Bank 11,900
  Ridgefield 10,900
  Ridgefield Park 12,500
  Ridgewood 24,300
  Ringwood 12,700
  River Edge 10,700
  Rockaway 25,300
  Rutherford 17,600
  Saddle Brook 13,600
  Sayreville 42,400
  Scotch Plains 24,000
  Secaucus 15,400
  Somerset 23,700
  Somerville 12,700
  South Brunswick 42,100
  South Plainfield 22,700
  Sparta 19,800
  Springdale 14,600
  Springfield 15,200
  Succasunna-Kenvil 12,500
  Summit 20,700
  Teaneck 40,200
  Tenafly 14,300
  Tinton Falls 19,200
  Toms River 91,000
  Totowa 10,600
  Verona 13,000
  Voorhees 30,400
  Waldwick 9,500
  Wall 28,200
  Wanaque 11,600
  West Caldwell 10,900
  West Freehold 13,400
  West Milford 27,100
  West Orange 43,700
  Westfield 29,600
  Westwood 10,800
  White Horse 10,400
  Woodbridge 18,100
  Woodland Park 11,600
  Wyckoff 17,000
  Yardville-Groveville 9,700
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