When they began house hunting in early 2020, Tatsiana Butsko and Yury Krychala, immigrants from Belarus, decided to concentrate on western Essex County, an area in northern New Jersey known for its relatively affordable homes and good schools.
“We focused on Livingston, Caldwell and Fairfield,” said Mr. Krychala, 41, a software engineer for a financial services company in Jersey City, N.J. “We didn’t even know about Roseland.”
But their real estate agent convinced the couple, who had been renting in a two-family house in Dumont, N.J., in Bergen County, to expand their search to the neighboring borough. “And so we went there, and the only house we looked at we decided to buy right away,” Mr. Krychala said.
best places to live in the state, in 2019.
6,300 residents within its 3.6 square miles, borders West Caldwell and Essex Fells to the north, West Orange to the east, Livingston to the south and East Hanover in Morris County to the west. Interstate 280 cuts through the borough, providing easy access to Manhattan, as well as Newark and other New Jersey cities.