16. Warren, NJ
Warren, NJ
Population: 15,915
Median family income: $180,363
Median home price: $617,500

Conscious city planning has left several tracts of farm and woodland areas undeveloped in Warren where the average home lot exceeds 1.5 acres. But this suburb can't fight the encroachment of civilization. More than 400 businesses make their home there, including the global headquarters for insurer Chubb, as well as a large Citigroup outpost. Longtime residents have bemoaned the increasing number of traffic lights made necessary by a growing subdivision population.

But deep-rooted neighborliness and citizen engagement still hark back to Warren's rural roots. The township has an active volunteer fire department and rescue squad. The Elks Club, Lion Club and numerous other groups also make community service a priority.

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Last updated August 15 2011: 2:49 PM ET
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