CNN/Money Magazine: Parsippany a Best Place to Live

The list, which appears in Money's September 2012 issue, honors Par-Troy for its sense of community, sports teams, businesses and holiday celebrations.

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).

Jeff August 20, 2012 at 08:34 PM
Wow -- what negativity. That sure will help selling houses. Good job.
clyde donovan August 21, 2012 at 12:37 AM
The municipal clerk who got 200K from the clowns who run Parsippany thinks this place is just great.
Nancy August 21, 2012 at 01:24 AM
If you are all so unhappy here then move. It's still a free country for now and I heard Washington is always looking for new idiots.
On the Top August 21, 2012 at 01:53 AM
Love you Nancy!!!
On the Top August 21, 2012 at 01:58 AM
We'll really miss you 123 & Tabor!
patchitup1 August 21, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Great News!
Angelina August 21, 2012 at 04:38 PM
hey miserable parsippany residents....here's a thought. GET OUT OF PARSIPPANY! its always the same people complaining about every little thing! if the mayor gave you a grand each, you'd complain that you deserve more! just shut up adn be happy that you live in a town that MOST PEOPLE consider a great place to live. if you dont like it noone is forcing your miserable selves to stay! altho..people like you wouldn't be happy if you lived in a mansion in hollywood hills. take a darn happy pill and smile once in a while! noone likes people who are CONSTANTLY negative.
momo August 21, 2012 at 06:19 PM
I think it is important to point out the 2nd most important criteria listed here is "an excellent school system". If the people who do most of the commenting regarding education on this site get their way, you can kiss that goodbye...
SamanthaR August 21, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Nancy & Ange, you couldn't have said it more perfectly
lq August 21, 2012 at 11:59 PM
One of the best things about living in Parsippany is the cultural diversity, and my kids are growing up without the prejudices that I grew up with
VietNam Vet August 22, 2012 at 04:03 AM
Nancy is that your answer to anybody who isn't happy being taken for a ride by the current Admin. here. Many of the people here have built this town and then the current Admin. comes in and wants to destroy any of the good for political and financial gains.
VietNam Vet August 22, 2012 at 04:08 AM
Ange, why don't you get a life and wake up, people would like to change the way this town is run for the better, because they arn't happy seeing their taxes go up every year for the hell of it just because the town won't look into ways of curbing the taxes and then the BoE wants to spend our taxes on a bunch of crap, we are tired of standing around and watch it happen everyday. Get real and wake up.
VietNam Vet August 22, 2012 at 04:10 AM
It seems like thats the answer to everything with most of you idiots, don't try to make things better, just throw in the towel and get out. What morons!
Cynde August 22, 2012 at 12:19 PM
If those of you who are complaining about the way things are run in Parsippany then get involved politically, go to meetings, make your voice heard and push for the changes you feel need to be made-don't just whine about things you feel are wrong without trying to do something. But if you compare this town to others I think it has a lot to offer and is a pretty good place to live.
VietNam Vet August 23, 2012 at 03:30 AM
Cynde, I lived in Passaic many years ago and this takes the cake. I told the mayor one time what he needs to do to lower the taxes around here, but he doesn't want to hear about it. I also moved here from a town that had the lowest taxes in the country, but this town doesn't want to do that because they are screwing everybody and making to much money.
Angelina August 23, 2012 at 03:17 PM
so,since you're such a patch bully and all you ever do on this thing is call people names (thanks for the laughter) move back to the town you lived in before and we can all be happy :) k? thanks.
parhome August 23, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Are we in middle school? Why don't we each add one thing which makes this town great! I'll start with the amount of parks, Parsippany has a lot of them.
VietNam Vet August 24, 2012 at 01:32 AM
Sorry ange, I'm not a bully, I just believe in telling the truth about this admin. here. This town does in the last number of years leave alot to be desired.
VietNam Vet August 24, 2012 at 01:34 AM
Sure Par, Parsippany has high taxes and alot of corruption. Next


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