If you are new to New Jersey, ask any local and they will tell you some of the best things about living in New Jersey include the proximity to New York City and the beaches. What’s more, schools in New Jersey are reputed and neighborhoods are known to be very safe. If you plan to go property hunting in the Garden State, here are some of the best places that you should consider:


A cliff-top community in Bergen County, Alpine has often been associated with the rich and famous due its status as one of the most expensive places to stay in New Jersey. While you might be tempted to think that expensive does not always mean good, there is a reason why property prices are high in this elite enclave. Alpine accords exclusivity to those who live here, and what you can find here are lavish mansions and sprawling estate homes. It overlooks the magnificent Hudson River and is just around 20 miles away from NYC. Property prices averages around the four million dollar mark but if you have the money, you will love the fact that Alpine features low property taxes. What’s more, you can expect to rub shoulders with neighbors such as Mary J Blige and Chris Rock here.

Here’s a sampler of what you can get in Alpine: A magnificent house that comes complete with swimming pool with waterfalls as well as private putting green


Regularly voted as one of the best places to live in NJ, Tenafly may not have the elite portfolio that Alpine has but it certainly doesn’t lose out when it comes to being a great neighborhood to raise a family in New Jersey. Top schools such as Tenafly High School and Kaplen JCC are the reasons why many young families choose to settle in Tenafly. Tenafly’s median home value is slightly across $700,000 but with its proximity to the George Washington Bridge (gateway to NYC), the property you can buy here are truly worth the money. The community features diverse demographics and many new residents find it easy to settle down here with a smooth transition. You can also get a lot of choices here from condominiums to one-acre small houses to charming mansions.

Here’s a sampler of what you can get in Tenafly: A Colonial house with four bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, with a family room that has a walkout to the yard plus a 2-car garage

Saddle River

If you want a scenic town to live in New Jersey, you simply have to come to Saddle River. Nestled among rambling brooks and rolling hills, this community is among the most exclusive and wealthiest neighborhoods you can find in NJ. Often compared with Franklin Lakes and Alpine, Saddle River features residents such as Rosie O’Donnell and Mary Higgins Clark. Interestingly, Richard Nixon was a past resident in Saddle River after he has resigned the presidency. Amenities in this town are aplenty and you can expect to see properties going for around $1.6 million as the median home value. If you love the charming classics yet you want to be around modern developments, Saddle River will make a great neighborhood for you to settle down in New Jersey.

Here’s a sampler of what you can get in Saddle River: An all-brick manor featuring custom handcrafted woodwork that comes with an outdoor swimming pool while you enjoy the panoramic views of the Ramapo Mountains

If you are hunting for property in NJ, call us at 201.568.5668 or email to explore your best real estate options.

Joshua M. Baris Bergen County Realtor

Welcome to NJLux your premiere resource for New Jersey Luxury Real Estate focusing on NJ Luxury Listings and Bergen County Luxury Homes For Sale. Joshua Baris Founder and Owner of NJLux utilizes cutting edge technologies, strategic on-line marketing techniques, key word optimization and social media platforms to Sell New Jersey Luxury Properties.

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