Where in Bergen County does your husband work? It's important because if he works in Fort Lee or Englewood, the answer will be quite different than if he works in Ramsey or Mahwah. Commuting from Morris County to Fort Lee or Hackensack would be beastly every morning, and there are no alternates to Route 80. On the other hand, commuting to Franklin Lakes or Mahwah is very doable, and there are lots of alternates and backroads to avoid traffic tie ups.
In general, though, a list of possible towns to check out that are among the more affordable would include Butler, Riverdale, Pequannock, and Lincoln Park. These towns would also be the most commutable to Bergen County. Just watch your flood zones in these towns. If you want to add a little commuting time and include central Morris areas, I would expand the list to include Roxbury, Wharton, Dover, Mine Hill, and Mount Arlington. Randolph is also a possibility, and it has exceptional schools, however you would be settling for a much smaller home there as prices there are much higher.
Western Morris is cheaper, but you are adding significant very tough commuting time that will exhaust your husband, so I would avoid that.
If you would like a "sample pack" of listings for each of these towns, contact me through my website and I'll send them over.
I have to agree with Marc. It really does depend on where in Bergen County your husband is going to work. He is right Fort Lee versus Mahwah does make a difference. I live in Bloomingdale (in Passaic County)and my husband used to work in Hackensack. His commute was about 30 minutes on a good day. He also tried to leave early enough to beat traffic. The later he left, the worse traffic was. This is just something to think about. Good luck with your home search!
I totally agree with Don as I visit Long Hill Library often, and it is one of the best library where municipal building is right next to it. Besides, two blocks away is nice Pathmark supermarket, Penera Bred, Sartbucks...etc, and I like this wonderful Burger King very much like a town center that every weekend you meet lots of residents there.