Best Place to Raise Kids in New Jersey: Ridgefield Park

Nearby city: New York City
Population: 12,953
Median family income: $76,240
Avg. school math score: 93.84 (State avg.: 79.88)
Avg. school reading score: 86.6 (State avg.: 72.07)

For the second year in a row, Ridgefield Park ranks as the best place to raise kids in New Jersey. Although it is just across the Hudson from Manhattan, homes in Ridgefield Park have wide lawns and sit near great schools, a town pool, green parks, and numerous community events that draw residents together and give kids an opportunity to play.

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