22 February 2010

A Near Perfect Pair of Towns

Have you picked up the March 2010 issue of New Jersey Monthly magazine? Inside you will find the "Best Places to Live" in New Jersey - with Hillsborough and Millstone at the top of the heap!

Monmouth University's Polling Institute ranked the 566 municipalities according to the key factors that best represent quality of life: population growth, home values, property taxes, land development, employment, crime rate, school performance, and proximity to services.

Congratulations to Millstone which was recognized as the best small town (population under 5,000) in the state! The borough, which ranked 11th overall, achieved this status by garnering a bunch of zeroes - zero population growth, zero unemployment, and zero crime. No other municipality in the top 100 could make this claim.

Congrats are also due Hillsborough, which ranked second in "big towns" (population over 25,000) and 31st overall. Our town's large population seemed to be the only negative factor in the survey, as no towns with a population over 30,000 were included in the top 30, and only two more populous towns figured in the top 100.

Hillsborough and Millstone continue to constitute a near-perfect pair of New Jersey towns.

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