A view of downtown Madison, New Jersey.

#24. Madison

Nicknamed “The Rose City,” Madison offers residents excellent educational options, cultural attractions and well-preserved historic buildings. Located 15 miles west of Times Square, Madison is an affluent community whose median income for families is more than $100,000. Homes in Madison range well above the national average. Madison Public Schools provide a 13-to-1 student-teacher ratio, while higher education options include Drew University and the Madison-Florham Park Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University.

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