Ridgewood has been named the best NJ town to retire in on a real estate blog.
The Movoto blog recently ranked the Garden State’s top ten best town’s for retirees, and Ridgewood topped the list. Glen Rock wasn’t that far behind, coming in at No. 4.
The list, which considered all towns in the state with 10,000 residents or more, used four criteria – cost of living (the list said that a higher cost of living was better, since retirees have saved money), crime rate, amenities, and weather – to determine which towns were best for retired residents.
According to the ranking, Ridgewood offers retirees a place “to settle down without losing all the fun.” It notes the village’s low crime rate, long list of amenities and activities for seniors, and a fairly high cost of living.
Glen Rock came in at No. 4, the list said, thanks to safety and community.
“Glen Rock showcases the safety that living in a small place can offer,” it said, citing the town’s low crime rate.
“As far as things to do, Glen Rock is all about its organizations. Whether you’re into preserving history, rock gardening, are a veteran, or an avid square dancer, this borough has got a place for you and events for you to join in.”
Three other Bergen towns – Tenafly, Westwood, and Hasbrouck Heights – also made the list. See the full ranking here.
Many commentors on the Movoto blog disagreed with the ranking, saying the cost of living consideration is the opposite of what it should have been. What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.