Why We’re One of the Healthiest Counties in the US
This year, Morris County, NJ, has ranked in the top 5% of healthiest communities in the US, according to “Healthiest Communities,” an interactive platform developed by US News & World Report with the Aetna Foundation. At the Morris County EDC, we’re proud to be recognized as one of the country’s leading communities promoting health & wellness, and we want to share just a few reasons why we think this ranking is well-deserved.
Read on to discover just a few of the reasons Morris County ranks among the healthiest counties in the US.
First, Morris County, NJ, possesses unrivaled access to many outdoor activities and recreational opportunities. Local hiking trails are available for a quick getaway into nature—no matter where you’re located in the county! Hikers, bikers, birdwatchers, and even equestrian enthusiasts are sure to find something to enjoy in our area.
In addition, Morris County makes it easy to enjoy lakeside living at its finest. Visit Lake Hopatcong to try out watersports like kayaking, wakeboarding, and tubing, enjoy upscale dining at one of the various upscale eateries, or visit nearby Hopatcong State Park for a fun day trip.
Access to Nature & Local Agriculture
One similarity stands out among the healthiest counties in the US: All of them have excellent access to nature, whether that’s through outdoor activities, regional attractions, or local agriculture.
Even compared to the rest of the Garden State, Morris County includes an impressive number of pick-your-own farms, with many conveniently located by thriving hubs such as Morristown. By living in the county, you’ll have your pick of fresh produce and artisanal goods from local orchards, farms, cider mills, and creameries—all within a short distance from your front door!
High Standard of Living
Finally, Morris County features several traits that solidify its rightful place as one of the healthiest counties in NJ and one of the healthiest counties in the US overall. Residents enjoy an impressively high standard of living due to multiple factors. These include:
- A thriving economy — From life sciences and technology to aerospace, healthcare, and beyond, businesses in a wide array of industries are proud to call Morris County home.
- Educational opportunities – From K-12 schools to higher education and beyond, Morris County’s educational institutions provide opportunities for people of all ages.
- Driven workforce – Our local workforce is diverse, educated, and ready to work. The county also features many workforce development initiatives and professional opportunities to take advantage of.
- Business resources – Companies of all sizes will be supported in Morris County, with access to excellent business resources through the Morris County EDC and other local organizations.
Learn Why Businesses and Residents Choose Morris County, NJ
Whether you’re looking to relocate your business to Morris County or you’re interested in moving to one of the healthiest counties in the US, we can help. Our county boasts so many ways to move, grow, and thrive—and there’s no better time to take advantage of everything it has to offer. Contact the Morris County EDC to learn more about living and doing business in New Jersey’s hidden gem.