First, New Jersey Monthly put Westfield on its most recent “Best Places to Live in New Jersey” list. Then, Niche.com ranked it #10 on its list of “Best Places to Live in New Jersey” list earlier this year. Now, Westfield NJ graces the cover of AARP magazine’s “Where We Live”. It appears that others are discovering what residents of our fair city have known for years. Westfield offers a wonderful place to put down your roots.
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Why AARP Featured Westfield on Its Cover
“Where We Live” spotlights unique ways cities across the country have enhanced their communities. AARP chose a picture of last year’s parklet in Downtown Westfield for its cover. They found it to be a beautiful example of an innovative use of community space. AARP also noted that Westfield provides a luxurious alternative to pricier Manhattan properties. Its location to NYC trains makes it extremely appealing for daily commuters. Residents enjoy the convenience of our walkable downtown area as well.
All in all, “Where We Live” included over 100 neighborhoods around the country. The Healthy St Pete initiative incorporated into St Petersburg, FL’s everyday life. A driverless, solar-powered shuttle system in development in Columbus, OH to take workers to and from their cars parked far away from their places of employment. Several cities where smooth roundabouts replaced messy intersections. These are just a few of the examples AARP chose to highlight in their newest edition of “Where We Live”.
Download a complete copy of the 2018 “Where We Live” here. It features our very own lovely Downtown Westfield on its cover. See how our older population inspires welcome changes in our community.