10 Best Commuter Towns in NJ To NYC

When a New Yorker thinks of hightailing it to New Jersey, it might be hard to see beyond the sparkling Jersey City and Hoboken coastline. Still, this splendor comes with a hefty price tag. Hoboken recently raised property taxes 47%, and Weehawken is not far behind. It’s no surprise, then, that New Jersey towns with lower-cost housing and sometime stronger school districts look more attractive every day. In Bergen, Essex and Hudson counties alone, home hunters have great possibilities for neighborhoods with cultural attractions, fine restaurants and easy transportation to midtown Manhattan. Insidermonkey experts made a list of 10 best commuter towns in NJ to NYC.

Considered the jewel of Essex County, Montclair has often been a top choice for New Yorkers looking for a suburban alternative. One reason is the town’s international aspect, as residents can dine at an Ethiopian restaurant, check out Native American art and take in a French film without walking a mile. “People don’t like to leave Montclair,” said Mary Tetzloff, sales associate for Montclair Realty Realtors. “Once you’re here, you’re here.’’ Culture may be one reason. You can also check our list of 6 Easiest Towns to Commute to NYC.

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