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Top 6 Enchanting Suburban Communities in New Jersey

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Escape the hustle and embrace the charm of suburban communities in New Jersey. As urban demands grow, an increasing number of individuals are seeking solace in these enchanting suburban havens. With their picturesque streets, strong sense of community, and access to modern amenities, these towns offer the perfect blend of tranquility and convenience. Let’s embark on a journey to uncover the top six suburban gems that New Jersey has to offer and what makes it such a great place to live. From the elegance of Ridgewood to the hidden allure of Little Falls, each community boasts its unique identity. These towns provide an oasis of calmness while keeping residents connected to the excitement of nearby cities. Whether you’re drawn to historic architecture, cultural vibrancy, or proximity to nature, these suburban havens have something to captivate everyone. 

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Ferguson Unrest Shows Poverty Grows Fastest in Suburbs

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Ferguson Unrest Shows Poverty Grows Fastest in Suburbs

By Toluse Olorunnipa and Elizabeth Campbell  Aug 16, 2014 12:01 AM ET

A week of violence and protests in a town outside St. Louis is highlighting how poverty is growing most quickly on the outskirts of America’s cities, as suburbs have become home to a majority of the nation’s poor.

In Ferguson, Missouri, a community of 21,000 where the poverty rate doubled since 2000, the dynamic has bred animosity over racial segregation and economic inequality. Protests over the police killing of an unarmed black teenager on Aug. 9 have drawn international attention to the St. Louis suburb’s growing underclass.

Such challenges aren’t unique to Ferguson, according to a Brookings Institution report July 31 that found the poor population growing twice as fast in U.S. suburbs as in city centers. From Miami to Denver, resurgent downtowns have blossomed even as their recession-weary outskirts struggle with soaring poverty in what amounts to a paradigm shift.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-16/ferguson-unrest-shows-poverty-grows-fastest-in-suburbs.html