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2011 Money Magazine Ranking
Money Magazine Ranks Madison 33RD Best Place To Live In U.S.A.
Mayor Mary-Anna Holden today announced that “Money Magazine” has ranked Madison, New Jersey, as the 33rd best place to live in the entire United States.
“This is a recognition I have sought for this town for the past four years, and selfishly, in part, why I accepted national-convention speaking engagements at the National Main Street Conference and the National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference, all in the hope of advancing Madison, New Jersey, nationally,” Mayor Holden said.
“Wherever I travel in this state, when people learn I’m the mayor of Madison, they always go out of their way to say that they ‘love’ Madison, and why. That’s the genesis of our Madison Main Street Foundation’s slogan -- ‘Love Madison, Shop Madison.’
“'Money' is confirming what we residents already know. This is one of the best places to live, raise a family and do business,” she added. “While I’m thrilled, we were bested by Montville, who ranked 17th; and South Brunswick coming in at 22nd. Their statistics were relatively the same, although Montville and South Brunswick showed a 3.2% and 8.29% jobs increase, respectively, versus Madison that posted a (6.9)% for the same time period of 2000-2010.
“Placing first was Louisville, Colorado, with a median family income of $104,222 vs. Madison’s at $131,529,” Mayor Holden noted. “Of course New Jersey’s 7% sales tax vs. Colorado’s 2.9% and our average car insurance premiums over $1,000 more, both detracted from our Madison’s stature.
“However,” Mayor Holden observed, “The article also puts Madison’s best foot forward by featuring the iconic Waverly Place skyline in a beautiful photograph by Borough attorney, Joseph Mezzacca, Jr.”
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