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Here Are The 10 Cheapest Yet Great Places To Live In New Jersey

New Jersey is well-known for its higher cost of living. Being a New Jersey resident can cost a pretty penny, especially when compared to other states, but we do have more affordable areas. You may assume you need to live in one of our less-safe cities to survive in the state, but you’ll be surprised to learn that isn’t the case. There are plenty of great places to live in New Jersey that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. The following towns are some of the most affordable in New Jersey based on factors including housing costs and median income – they are also lovely places to live.

You may notice that not all areas of the state are covered in this list. This is because it can be difficult to find truly affordable areas in New Jersey. Still, this list spans much of the state, and all of these towns offer costs of living at least 20% lower than the New Jersey average, along with crime rates below, or significantly below, the national average. Additionally, average property taxes in these towns are all around (and even under) $5000 per year. While not as low as you might find in other states, it’s not bad for New Jersey rates. If you live in an amazing, affordable town in the state, please share with me in the comments. It’s always great to learn about budget-friendly living in New Jersey.

Kristen Koennemann
Kristen is a freelance writer, editor and social-media manager who really loves her state. She's here to share all that New Jersey has to offer with residents and the rest of the world.