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5 Reasons to Move to Central New Jersey

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Sunset on Beach in New JerseyGreat Food, Great Education, Great Location, Great Jobs & The Great Outdoors are just a few great reasons to move to Central New Jersey. The real estate professionals at CENTURY 21 Action Plus Realty look forward to helping you find your perfect home as you explore the communities in Monmouth, Ocean, Mercer, and Middlesex Counties (and we’ll share some more great reasons to move here while you’re looking). Here are some of those reasons in greater detail. 

Farm to Table: Agriculture is New Jersey’s third largest industry and ranks second in the country for blueberry and culinary herb production. The rich bounty of Central New Jersey farms is put to good use by chefs and home cooks in the region every day of the week. The burgers (from local beef) and ice cream (from local dairy cows) are simple classic American favorites residents enjoy along with upscale farm to table refined dining experiences throughout the region. You will likely pass a farm stand or farmer’s market in your daily travels and the produce is ripe for the picking for the evening meal. 

Education System: The state proudly serves students New Jersey farm produce through the Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School Program. Healthy meals are highlighted alongside nutrition education opportunities and garden activities (teaching students where their food comes from by growing it themselves). The Farm to School Program is often integrated into the curriculum: including math, science, language arts, health and nutrition, art, and social studies. This is but one component of the New Jersey pre-K through high school public education system. The New Jersey public school system consistently ranks very high in the country, number 3 according to WalletHub in 2022. Eighty five of New Jersey’s high schools ranked in the nation's top 10% in 2022 according to the U.S. News & World Report ( the report covered more than 17,800 public high schools). New Jersey is a great place for your children to eat and learn! 

Big City & International Access: NYC and Philadelphia are a short drive from Central New Jersey. You can enjoy the bright lights of the big city nightlife, restaurants, museums, and sporting events and return to the comfort of your home in Central New Jersey for a good night’s sleep. And if you need to travel further, the Newark Liberty International Airport is just a short drive away from Central New Jersey. 

Job Opportunities: New Jersey has a diverse economy with robust job opportunities. New Jersey’s principal industries include Pharmaceuticals, Information Technology, and Life Sciences. The state boasts the highest number of scientists and engineers in the world per square mile working in the good historic company alongside inventor and businessman Thomas Edison. Thomas Edison called Central New Jersey home for well over 50 years. 

The Great Outdoors: From mountaintop hiking on the Appalachian Trail (in northeastern NJ) to surfing on the Jersey Shore you can enjoy the great outdoors in the Garden State in exceptional style. The trails in Central New Jersey are less rocky than up north and are a great introduction to hiking. Some of the best hikes include Sourland Mountain Preserve (through boulders and boardwalks) in Somerset County and the Green Trail in Cheesequake State Park (which will take you through rolling hills and marshlands with a little help from a number of boardwalks) in Middlesex County. And if you want to catch some waves, the Jersey Shore has some of the best surfing on the East Coast. Central New Jersey residents also enjoy biking, mountain biking, swimming, cross-country skiing, fishing, hunting, bird watching, canoeing, and kayaking through state and county parks.

Contact CENTURY 21 Action Plus Realty today! We look forward to helping you find your perfect Central New Jersey home. Let us show you how we can help make your transition smooth and hassle-free.

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