If you are looking to move your family to a big, luxury home in New Jersey, then you're in luck. New Jersey has lots of nice towns to look at. If you're moving from Manhattan, Brooklyn, or Queens, you will love the amount of space you get in New Jersey. New Jersey is also easy for people who still need to head into Manhattan to work. You can take the George Washington Bridge, or better yet, take New Jersey Transit right into Penn Station. One of the towns listed below has a train station right in the center of town; the other is just a short drive in the morning to the New Jersey Transit station in a neighboring town.
Chatham is located in Morris County. It was formed in the early 1800s and was, for many years a rural farming community. However, after World War 2 when people began to move into the areas which would become the suburbs, the population of Chatham dramatically changed. Houses began to replace the old vegetable and dairy farms. The town does have a nice selection of Victorian homes from before the population boom, but most of the new developments have spring up in recent years. You will find large, luxury homes that are stunning and a great place to raise your family. Some community guides rank it as the number one place to live in New Jersey. In fact, except for price, it is a stand out location with excellent schools, beautiful scenery, great stores and services, and ultra-low crime.
If you want luxury and space, all while being close to Manhattan, then look no further then Saddle River. The area is home to many beautiful homes and is a very peaceful area. The reason it has maintained such a nice, quiet atmosphere is that there is a town zoning ordinance that requires every home to have a minimum of two acres. This means you won't see homes lined up right next to one another. Because of this amount of space, you will find nice big luxury homes if that's what you are looking for. The one thing to take note of is that this area doesn't have a "downtown" section. It's very under-developed. However, that's how the residents like it. So, if you're looking for a super quiet area with nice large homes that is close to NYC, then this is a spot to check out.
There is no train station right in town, but you can catch the New Jersey Transit in the neighboring town of Allendale. For more information, contact companies like Zicka Homes.