According to Money Magazine and CNN Money, Moorestown, New Jersey is the Best Place to Live. The article describes Moorestown as a small, affordable town with a quaint feel. Beware: the town was founded by Quakers and you can’t buy alcohol. Have no fear, Philadelphia is only 15 miles away. (Is that always a good thing?)
Another New Jersey town made the top ten list: Chatham. Princeton, my next door neighbor, hit the list at number fifteen. That’s a little surprising since the borough is completely unaffordable and the public school system is not one of the best; anybody who is anybody in Princeton sends their kids to one of the many private or charter schools. It is a very pretty area, though.
Follow-up: Readers wrote to CNN Money berating them for not including their precious hometowns. Entertaining.
Updated June 17, 2014 and originally published July 11, 2005. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.