If the performance of the All-Stars at the doesn't make you totally burst with pride in Parsippany, perhaps this news will: CNN/Money Magazine ranks the township as No. 15 in the nation and No. 1 in New Jersey on its list of America's best small cities and number.
The magazine says the "terrific small cities" with populations between 50,000 and 300,000 on the list have plenty of what U.S. families care about most: job opportunities, an excellent school system, low crime, quality health care and recreational activities. Another factor considered is the sense of community in the municipality.
Parsippany is honored for having something for everyone. The article, which appears in Money Magazine's September 2012 issue, cites the existence of about 30 Fortune 500 companies in the district, including , and .
Also mentioned: the township's sports teams, holiday celebrations, its proximity to New York City and the diversity that makes Par-Troy a true melting pot.
The No. 1 spot on the list goes to Carmel, Ind. Other New Jersey towns ranked are Franklin (25), Hamilton (75) and Wayne (83).