Best Places to Retire in New Jersey

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State Overview

While industrial towns like Newark and Trenton may sway some retirees from the state, many beautiful towns lie amidst these two that provide some of the most scenic views, quiet living, and convenience that you can find anywhere in the U.S. Retiring in New Jersey gives you easy and quick access to large metropolitan states and cities such as New York, Philadelphia and the District of Columbia. Princeton is one of Jersey’s best retirement spots, located close to New York and adorned with beautiful historic homes. New Jersey is one of the wealthiest states in the U.S. and while prices for homes (both rentals and purchases) can vary incredibly depending upon the location that you choose to live. There is a property tax relief program for seniors and no state social security income tax. Scroll up for some of the best places to retire in New Jersey!

State Facts

Demographics

Median Age:

40.1

Percent of people 65+:

1350%

Median Household Income:

$ 72,062

Unemployment Rate:

530%

Geography

Region:

Northeast

Capital:

Harrisburg

Largest City:

Philadelphia

Largest City:

Pittsburgh

Fun Facts

Nick Name:

The Garden State

State Mammal:

Horse

State Food:

Northern highbush blueberry

State Song:

N/A