These days Franklin Lakes is known for some of the best fishing in New Jersey and some of the best catfights anywhere. Where else can you catch largemouth bass, black crappie and pickerel or bump into "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" for sport?
The borough still manages to maintain a folksy feel. Locals bring their own barrels and buckets to help themselves to city-provided compost, and they can bend the mayor's ear during Monday morning and Thursday night office hours.
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These terrific small towns -- even now -- boast great job opportunities, top-notch schools, safe streets, economic strength, and more.