The Somerset County Board of Freeholders recently awarded citations to, Bridgewater and two other municipalities for being recognized as the top three places to live in New Jersey based on Coldwell Banker’s 2013 Best Places to Live for Booming Suburbs survey.
The other municipalities were Bernards and Hillsborough. On Thursday Money magazine named Hillsborough
as the 16th best place to live in the United States.
In the survey, towns with a population greater than or equal to 22,275 were scored on about 20 attributes, including access to suburban amenities, proximity to good schools, commuting convenience, unemployment percentages and community safety.
“Somerset County commends Bridgewater, Bernards and Hillsborough for their recognition as the top three suburbs in New Jersey,” said Freeholder Director Peter S. Palmer. “We believe that the county’s mix of good schools, businesses, commuting options, open space and triple-A bond rating makes Somerset County a truly desirable place to live.”