Single and ready to mingle? We’ve got you covered! This list is based on several factors, but primarily the percentage of unmarried residents in a city. Crime rate, number of rentals and nightlife options were factored in as well. These are all important, as singles often prefer a safe neighborhood with a variety of rental properties and entertainment venues. The following cities are the best places to live in New Jersey, according to 2013 statistics.
This bustling mile-square city is a mecca for singles. Nearly 40% of the residents have never been married! With a plethora of nightlife options and proximity to New York City, Hoboken takes the top spot!
This hip young city houses some of the most brilliant minds in America! If you're looking to marry a genius, you're in luck! 34% of Princeton residents are single.
Young folks who can't afford to live in neighboring Hoboken move to Weehawken. Though not quite as trendy, the city offers easy access to the city, a hip Port Imperial neighborhood and a high percentage of singles - 25%.
4. Red Bank
This city near the shore has a booming arts scene, and 24% of its residents are single. Head to one of the galleries or free summer concerts for a date!
5. Jersey City
One of New Jersey's bigger cities, it does have a seedier side. Still, 24% of Jersey City residents are single, and the waterfront neighborhoods offer a wide variety of entertainment with relative safety.
6. Long Branch
This beachfront city hasn't always been a hot spot for singles. Within the past decade, trendy shops and restaurants have popped up and singles flocked in droves. 23% of people in this posh, modern city are single.
7. Palisades Park
I was somewhat surprised by this city's single status, but it is a great place to be. A melting pot of cultures, enjoy a wide range of dining options! They'll come in handy when you're deciding where to take a date. 22% of the residents are single.
8. Highland Park
Many Rutgers students live in this city, which is likely why 22% of residents are single. Many come for college and never want to leave! The town is fairly safe and offers a wide range of date night options.
Home to Drew University, this is another town that twenty-somethings love. It isn't all college kids though; the population is diverse and 21% of residents are single. This city offers a bustling downtown and interesting historical district.
Another city on this list that surprised me, Hackensack DOES have a lot to offer. Visitors from all over head to White Manna for some of the best burgers in the state, and downtown offers a variety of bars and pubs. 17% of the residents are single.
These cities may give you the best odds of getting a date, but you still need to put yourself out there. Head to your local pub, pool hall or park and make some new friends!