The history of Roselle Park, N.J., is filled with the railroad - a train car even adorns the seal of this charming borough. While it's no longer the transportation hub it once was, Roselle offers a number of thriving small businesses and community projects that make this town a great place for families looking for a home for rent.
Families should check out one of a number of fantastic parks in the area. The cream of the crop includes Warinanco Park, a great place to barbecue, play baseball or ice skate during the winter. Nearby Elizabeth has a number of eclectic neighborhoods and one of the highest-performing Urban Enterprise Zones in the state, so families who want to shop local can take advantage of a reduced 3.5 percent sales tax. New York City is also only a short drive or direct bus ride away, offering access to Broadway shows, Yankees games, New York-style pizza and all the other wonders for which the Big Apple is known.