New Jersey is often viewed as the little brother of New York, but considering that it is the 11th most populous State in America and home to some of the largest corporations in the world, it needs to be considered seriously on its own merits. Stradling Philadelphia and New York City is a great position to be in, and the long Atlantic shore provides ample economic opportunities, as well as a great tourism spot. If you want to know more about the richest cities in New Jersey, this is the right article:
Hunterdon County is of course not a city, but it is one of the wealthiest places in the State and the country. It is a picturesque and rural area, with colonial architecture and small cities. The reason for the county’s wealth is the fact that it is one hour away from Philadelphia and an hour and a half away from Newark and New York City. Many wealthy people that work in the city chose to live here, where it is much quieter, calmer, and safer. Beyond that, there isn’t too much economic activity of note in Hunterdon County.
Trenton is the capital of New Jersey and was even the capital of the United States for a few months in the 18th century. It’s located about an hour away from Philadelphia which is beneficial, similar to our previous entry. Beyond that, Trenton is the political center of the State, which means that tens of thousands of bureaucrats, most of which receiving decent salaries live here, or in the surrounding area. Just like in any larger city in the US, there is a well-developed retail and services industry in Trenton.
Newark is about a 30-minute drive from Manhattan and is often considered to be a part of the New York metropolitan area. It is a major transport hub, with the Port Newark being one of the busiest in the country and the airport having tens of millions of passengers a year. There is also a blooming tech industry here, helped by the proximity to NYC, the airport, and the much cheaper prices. Companies like Audible, Panasonic, and WebMD all have headquarters here. Newark is also a major insurance center, the third largest in the USA.