One of the most popular reasons that families decide to make their homes in Elizabeth, New Jersey is their award-winning school district. Victor Mravlag Elementary School No. 21 has received the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence, one of the most prestigious awards schools in the United States can win. Elizabeth Public Schools serves more than 23,000 students, and has a student-teacher ratio of about 13:1. In addition to the public system, several private schools offer classes, including St. Mary of the Assumption High School and Trinity Christian Academy. Drake College of Business is within city limits, and Kean University is just two miles away.

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Considered one of America's 50 greenest cities, Elizabeth, New Jersey's population of 128,000 includes families, young career professionals and college students. With an average home price of about $263,000 and a variety of bustling neighborhoods, it's easy to see why so many people choose to make the city's 12.2 square miles home.

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