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Parsippany-Troy Hills named among top 25 best places to live for families

PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS, NJ (Morris County) – Parsippany-Troy Hills was among two New Jersey towns to make the top 25 list of best places to live for families, according to Fortune magazine’s “Well” section.

West Windsor, in Mercer County was No. 11 and just a few behind that at No. 15 was Parsippany-Troy Hills, in Morris County was No. 15.

To select the top 25 Best Places to Live for Families, Fortune evaluated nearly 2,000 cities, towns, suburbs, exurbs, villages, and townships that had between 25,000 and 750,000 residents across all 50 states in the U.S. This range provided a broad universe of places that offered high-quality amenities in communities with a hometown feel.

“People who make fun of New Jersey haven’t paid a visit to Parsippany–Troy Hills. This suburban town offers miles of parkland as well as easy access to New York City,” Fortune said.

Parsippany is the sprawling Loantaka Brook Reservation, an 883-acre park with almost 10 miles of trails for biking, hiking, and walking, natural flora and fauna to gaze at, as well as picnic fields and a pond for fishing.

The township has highly rated public schools and youth soccer clubs to keep kids active after class. The area is home to a number of little historical jewels like the birthplace of former U.S. President Grover Cleveland, plus a log cabin built by famed 20th-century designer Gustav Stickley, now the site of the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms.

Parsippany information:

Median sale price for single family residences (2022) $648,518
Median household income $162,412
Racial breakdown Black: 5.1%, Asian: 48.9, Hispanic: 5.1%, White, non-Hispanic: 37.9%
U.S. racial breakdown Black: 13.6%, Asian: 6.1%, Hispanic: 18.9%, White, non-Hispanic: 59.3%
Sharecare Community Well-Being Index Score (out of 100) 68
District high school graduation rate 97%
Number of quality family medicine doctors (rated 3.5 or higher) per 100,000 households, within 25 miles 38
Number of quality nursing homes per 100,000 households, within 25 miles 55

Sources: Witlytic, ATTOM Data Solutions, STI: Popstats, the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, the Kaiser Family Foundation,, Healthgrades, and Sharecare.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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