Did you ever decide what the "right" answer is?
You didn't give much information, i.e., what do you consider "Central Jersey" to be? I have friends who think that anything south of the Raritan River is "South Jersey". Lol.
What would a hypothetical "best city" mean to you? Great schools? parks? on the water? walkable neighborhoods? safe? low taxes?
In the past 3 months I've sold homes in South Amboy, Hazlet, Fair Haven and Highlands. They were all different, but for the buyers, all 4 of them were in "the best city to live in in Central Jersey"".
Leonard â€œLenâ€ Dunikoski, GRI
Diane Turton Realtors â€“ Rumson Office
8 West River Road
Rumson, NJ 07760
(732) 239-0739 (cell) (732) 530-6686 (office)