Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey
Parsippany-Troy Hills is a travel hub for northern New Jersey commuters en route to New York City, but the township has more to offer than just easy transportation.
With good schools — among the highest scoring of any New Jersey locale we evaluated — and low crime, the township is a good place for families. And, while Parsippany is close to bigger cities like Manhattan and Newark, you wouldn’t know it from its green space: Home to more than 30 parks, Parsippany is an Arbor Day Foundation-designated Tree City USA — and has been for 42 years, one of the longest in the state.
New York City is a little over an hour away, both by car or public transportation, but you don’t need to go to the Big Apple for a job. Companies like PNY Technologies and Kings Food Markets are based right in town, while international employers like Ricola and Teva Pharmaceuticals have Parsippany offices. — Shaina Mishkin