WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Committee is thrilled that New Jersey Monthly magazine has named Warren Township as the No. 1 ranked town in Central Jersey, and the No. 2 town overall in the state. The ranking keyed in on eight factors: property taxes, home values, population growth, land development, employment, crime rate, school performance, and proximity to services—which are said to best represent the quality of life in New Jersey.
The list of 100 Top Towns was compiled for New Jersey Monthly by the Polling Institute at Monmouth University. "Buying a home is the biggest investment most of us will make in a lifetime," says New Jersey Monthly Editor Ken Schlager. "Our Top Towns rankings are intended, at least in part, to help with that decision. Certainly, the towns in our Top 10 are among the most attractive in the state for any homebuyer."
At the Township Committee meeting, Township Committeewoman Carolann Garafola suggested putting the news on Cablevision, and discussion continued with an idea to producie a presentation about Warren Township on Channel 15, the local access Cablevision channel. "If we don't toot our own horn, who else will do it?" she asked.
Also discussed was the idea for a celebration that is part municipal meeting, perhaps shortened, and local volunteer appreciation day highlighting Warren Township's rank. "It's really the people who make the difference," Mayor Vic Sordillo said .
A date for the celebration was tentatively set for Nov. 14, which is the last Township Committee meeting before Thanksgiving.