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If you are looking to retire and you like gardening, then you should definitely want to move to The Garden State.
Logically speaking, the above statement should seal the deal, but here at HomeSnacks we know that people need a little more information before making any life changing retirement decisions. So, we created a list of the best places to retire in New Jersey for 2021.
And retirees, gardening is not all that New Jersey has to offer to the 13.5% of its population that is 65 and older. New Jersey's best places to retire are some of the safest, most affordable places in the state. (*Not that New Jersey has to worry about affordability, they are after all one of the richest states; and in terms of safety, well, they are in the top ten safest in America.)
And if you ask any New Jersey retiree, they will tell you that their corner of this Northeastern state is the best. Aside from safety and affordability, however, to make our list of the best of the best, the city also had to be close to an international airport and have pretty decent rental deals. We discovered that if you choose one of New Jersey's best places to retire, you will definitely be close to an international airport: the state is one of the smallest in the country and it has two. As for rent, you might want to think about purchasing a home instead.
Want to know more? We suggest that you grab a Brunswick bagel, find a sunny spot at the Jersey Shore, and read on.
If you're already maxin' and relaxin' in the greater Newark and Jersey City area, consider yourself lucky, you're in prime New Jersey retiree land. But if you're not, don't fret: HomeSnacks is here to help.
So, where is the best place to retire in New Jersey? According to the latest FBI and Census data, Haddonfield, is the best place to retire for 2021.
To see a list of the other great places to spend your retirement years in New Jersey, take a look below; and if you don't find your favorite there, head to the bottom.
For more New Jersey state reading:
- Best Places To Live In New Jersey
- Cheapest Places To Live In New Jersey
- Best Places To Raise A Family In New Jersey
- Best Places To Retire In America
The 10 Best Places To Retire In New Jersey For 2021
How We Determined The Best Places To Retire In the Garden State for 2021
To create our list of the best places in New Jersey to retire, we first used Census data to find all places in the Garden State -- 543 cities and towns.
We then narrowed it down to places with at least 10,000 people that weren't townships. This left us with 96 places from across the state.
- Low cost of living as measured by rent
- Low crime
- Things to do (Museums, Colleges, and Libraries in town)
- Nice weather
- Distance to the closest international airport
- Other retirees (High median age)
We then ranked each of these places for each criteria from one to 96, with the lowest number being the best.
Finally, we took the average rank across these criteria. The place, in this case Haddonfield, with the lowest average rank was crowned the best of the best, a place for you to start your second careers. You can download the data here.
Maybe You're Not Ready To Retire In New Jersey Yet...
So there you have it, the best place to retire in New Jersey goes to Haddonfield.
If you're not ready to hang up your office apparel yet, then these places might be up your alley:
- Bound Brook
For more New Jersey reading, check out:
- 30 Things To Know About Moving To New Jersey
- Richest Cities In New Jersey
- Safest Places In New Jersey