EDISON—BusinessWeek magazine has named Edison as the “Best Place to Raise Your Kids” in New Jersey.
“We always knew Edison was a great place to live, work and raise a family, but it’s always nice to receive this type of recognition,” said Mayor Jun Choi.
BusinessWeek worked with OnBoard Informatics, a New York-based provider of real estate analysis. Towns were selected with at least 50,000 residents and a median family income between $40,000 and $100,000. The list was then narrowed using the following weighted criteria: school performance; number of schools; household expenditures; crime rates; air quality; job growth; family income; museums, parks, theaters, and other amenities; and diversity. School performance and safety were weighted most heavily, but strong weight was also given to amenities and affordability.
“Edison, which has one of the largest Indian populations in the nation, is an affordable city with good schools and low crime,” according to the blurb on the BusinessWeek web site.
The magazine also listed Edison as the 31st Best Place to Raise Your Kids out of 52 places ranked nationwide.
Since 2006, Edison has received high national rankings for the township’s quality of life. Along with the notoriety from BusinessWeek, Money magazine has listed Edison in two consecutives rankings as one of the top 35 places to live in the country.
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