10 Homes Available In NJ’s Cutest Small Towns

Enjoy the big city if you do, but to us there’s nothing quite like small-town living. The chance to say "hi" to your neighbor, leave doors unlocked and stroll to the local coffee shop on a quiet weekend morning is what makes life worth living, in our opinion. Here, we’ve rounded up homes currently on the market in the 10 Best Small Towns in New Jersey:

1. Haddonfield, NJ: Haddonfield was recently named New Jersey’s "Most Charming Small Town" by Reader’s Digest. It might be small and charming, but there are also some big homes for sale in the borough. Here’s a home with six bedrooms that’s on the market: https://patch.com/new-jersey/h…

2. Lambertville, NJ: This perennially-favorite river town consistently makes national lists as one of the best small towns in America. Nestled on the banks of the Delaware River, this quaint town is very walkable to shops, restaurants, coffee shops and a scenic tow path along the canal. Come Oct. 31 for Lambertville’s town-wide Halloween bash, when kids and adults alike get into the fun, and everyone, we mean everyone, dresses up. A listing: https://www.realtor.com/reales…

3. Freehold, NJ: Where small-town Americana still lives! This is the county seat for Monmouth County, and you’ll just love strolling down their iconic Main Street with its towering old courthouse building and dotted with shops, restaurants and bars. Their annual Fourth of July parade is renowned in the state. Here’s a sample listing of a dream-home Victorian, pictured above, with a wraparound porch located on West Main Street: https://www.realtor.com/reales…

4. Secaucus, NJ: Minutes from Manhattan, this locals’ secret small town is a commuter’s dream. You can be at work in a massive metropolis within minutes, yet come home in the evening to quaint, well-manicured suburban streets, birds chirping and those stunning views of the sun setting over the Hackensack River. Plus, many of the homes in Secaucus are multi-family, allowing for rental income. A listing: https://www.realtor.com/reales…

5. Princeton, NJ: Of course, no small town list of New Jersey would be complete without Princeton. This historic college town has walkable Nassau and Witherspoon streets. Check out Small World Coffee and Princeton Record Exchange. Princeton University brings with it the sophistication of one of the world’s most prestigious institutes of learning. Tour the world-class art museum, containing works as good as you’d find in New York, D.C., London or Paris. Don’t believe us? Go for a day trip some rainy afternoon and check it out. A listing: https://www.realtor.com/reales…

6. Frenchtown, NJ: We’re back to the Delaware River for a second time on our list, this time for Frenchtown, a small river town that gives off the feel of a French village. A stunning Victorian in the heart of Frenchtown proper: https://www.realtor.com/reales…

7. Morristown, NJ: With all the restaurants, bars and nightlife spots surrounding the town’s one-of-a-kind Morristown Green, you may feel like you are living in the big city. But nope, you’re actually just in one of the most cosmopolitan spots of woodsy, mountainous Morris County. Not only does Morristown boasts a thriving downtown of shops and small businesses, there’s also the Mayor Performing Arts Center, guaranteed to keep you culturally-stimulated all year-round. A rare in-town townhome on a prime tree-lined street: https://www.realtor.com/reales…

8. Spring Lake, NJ: Is this what paradise feels like? With lush streets bordering the stunning white sands and blue waves of the Atlantic Ocean, Spring Lake feels like you’ve traveled back in time. Take NJ Transit down for the day and walk from the town’s quaint, 1920s’-era train station along well-manicured boulevards to the sea. A sample listing: https://www.realtor.com/reales…

9. Peapack-Gladstone, NJ: A town in Somerset County that’s so quaint, it’s often been use as a Hollywood filming location. There’s fabulous boutique shopping and check out Cafe Azzuro, Sublime, and the Gladstone Tavern. A listing: https://www.realtor.com/reales…

10. South Orange, NJ: Intellectual and urbane, this town is a quick train ride into Newark and New York Penn Station, and features a thriving downtown area near the train station, with restaurants, rooftop bars and ice cream shops. Plus, you’re extremely close to the excellent Essex County public park system with South Mountain Reservation. A listing: https://www.realtor.com/reales…

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