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11 Reasons Why Small Town New Jersey Is Actually The Best Place To Grow Up

Every county in New Jersey is designated as “urban,” New Jersey is the only state with this distinction. 94.7% of the Garden State is considered to be “urban” by the US census, which is the highest rate in the nation, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have charming small towns. While our big cities and sizable suburbs are fantastic, these small towns are some of the best places to grow up in the state. Here are 11 reasons why:

Did you spot a photo of your small town on this list? What was your favorite part of growing up in small town New Jersey? City dwellers, do you feel like you missed out or that you had it even better?

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.