NORTH ARLINGTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — North Jersey is the place to be! At least according to Money Magazine.

New York and Connecticut didn’t make the list, but four northern New Jersey towns — North Arlington, Saddle Brook, Parsippany-Troy Hills, and Clifton — were among the magazine’s 100 Best Places To Live In America.

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Along North Arlington’s main drag of Ridge Road, people were out jogging, walking dogs, and enjoying the weather.

North Arlington was named the 8th best place to live in America.

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“I don’t doubt it, it’s definitely a good place to live,” Akash said.

Trudie who has lived in North Arlington about a year agreed with the magazine’s assessment.

“It’s very peaceful, first we used to live in Jersey City and it’s very crowded, so here comparatively it’s very peaceful,” she said.

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The ratings excluded places with high crime and less diversity.