As we all adapt to these changing times, it's easy to see how the romantic notion of living in the greatest city in the world may no longer exist. Even the heartiest of city dwellers are finding the congestion and a cramped apartment unrewarding and costly.
If you're ready to look for that perfect home, look next door to the spacious and sprawling landscape of New Jersey. This a perfect time to live life the way you've always envisioned it.
Trading in your apartment for the freedom of indoor and outdoor space is life-changing. It's a place for family gatherings and holiday parties, and you can add a dog to the mix for the kids to play with in their new backyard!
2. Social Distancing
What started as a safety precaution has now become a way of life, and city living is no longer an attractive option, with health concerns in the forefront now and for the foreseeable future. Owning your own home affords you a worry-free life in your own space, on your own terms.
3. Tax Benefits
If you live in New Jersey but work in New York, you don't have to pay New York City taxes. Although you do still have to pay both state taxes, this can save you up to 3.5% of your income a year. New Jersey's income tax rate and sales tax are both lower than the Big Apple.
Plus the premium you pay for the pleasure of living in the city? Stretch those dollars by living in your own home in New Jersey for about the same each month.
4. Excellent Schools
Your children will recieve an excellent education as New Jersey schools are consistently ranked among the top in the nation including Montgomery Township (5th), Hillsborough (23rd) and Bridgewater-Raritan (34). The state also offers a variety of options if you or your children want to further your education. Princeton University, The College of New Jersey and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey are all in close proximity to central New Jersey.
5. Easy Access to Big Cities
The small towns and quaint charm of New Jersey abound, but it's also a quick trip to several large cities. New Jersey provides an easy (and beautiful) route to all nearby large cities. Come and visit New York City, Syracuse, Boston, Washington DC, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and more!
Living in New Jersey means pack a bag, hop in the car, and head out for a completely new atmosphere and experience within a matter of hours.