Summer is coming to a close, and Labor Day weekend is right around the corner! If you are planning to host a barbeque, you are definitely not alone. It has been so nice to gather in homes again and celebrate holidays with family and friends. But something that remains stressful is the planning and preparation before any big gathering -- especially when you are doing everything yourself! We wanted to make the prep as easy as possible for you and your family, so we put together
Photo by Instagrammer amydcurie. New York City may be considered the pizza capital of the world by some, but New Jersey’s pizza scene is definitely one to watch -- and consume. There are over 2,000 pizzerias in the state, and unlike the city, you don’t really have to search for the gems within a sea of average slices. Similar to the Jersey bagel scene, there is a real sense that walking into most any pizza place in New Jersey will not disappoint. We wanted to create a list of
When you think about the decisions that impact your children’s lives the most, picking the right school for them to thrive in is definitely one of them. Outside of the home, school is where your children will be spending the most time: making friends, making mistakes, learning, and growing. Especially if you’re thinking about moving, school systems are such a heavily considered part of finding the right home for your family. These decisions should be made holistically to brin
Photo by Instagrammer laceyannaleiavalentina. Summer is still in session, and it is essential to make the most of it while you still can! Sometimes when it gets down to the wire, the thought of planning a trip sounds daunting and more stressful than its worth, but there are so many locations for a long weekend getaway that do not need to cost you an arm and a leg -- or an ounce of stress! We’ve listed a few of our favorite weekend getaway destinations here, and hope you find
Photo by Instagrammer haileyryry. Just because summer is here, doesn’t mean that the learning should ever end! New Jersey has so many venues to learn outside of the classroom. Local schools and summer camps alike have never had a lack of locations to visit for interactive exhibits (and air conditioning). Though some of them are temporarily closed due to COVID, we went through and found our favorites that are currently open and safe for all ages. Let us know about your adventu
Photo by Instagrammer gandathrills. One of the biggest thrills of any summer is the anticipation of the big roller coaster drop: you’re sitting in your nerves and giggles, your car makes its way to the top, and your eyes open wide as you see the view over the edge -- along with your mouth as you scream in excitement the whole way down. New Jersey is an area ripe with amusement parks that are fun for the whole family, and we put together a list of our favorites! Let us know if
Photo by Instagrammer christine.rollings. Now that the world is opening up, the commuter traffic between New Jersey and New York City is coming back in droves. Commuting is an activity that can be highly stressful, highly expensive, and highly time consuming. Knowing your options is an essential step to finding the right location for your family if you love your job in NYC but don’t necessarily want to live there. We wanted to take the time to look at our favorite options for
Growing up, there was one place where time and space completely stopped. School was out, parents were at work, and you were on an adventure that was always new -- but familiar each and every time you came back. The feeling of summer camp is singular, along with the relationships, skills, and memories that you build there. It’s no wonder that so many parents send their kids to summer camp each year -- but with so many to choose from, it’s hard to navigate which ones are delive
Summer is in full swing, and while many people are heading out of town to satisfy their wanderlust, there are so many local activities that are fun, affordable, and easy to access -- right in the suburbs that we know and love. We wanted to provide you with some activity suggestions for suburban summer fun -- and give you our favorite locations around New Jersey to discover (or rediscover) with your family. If you find yourself at one of the recommended spots, let us know on y
Picture by Instagrammer aussie.robin Enjoying the summer sun can become synonymous with the beach -- especially when you’re from New Jersey. The Jersey Shore is arguably the biggest summer destination that New Jersey has to offer, but what if you’re not a beach person? What if you want to catch some rays, but don’t want the sand to stay in your shoes, and in your car, and in between the pages of the book you’ve finally had time to read, for days after? Luckily, New Jersey ha
Photo by Instagrammer julialeemuzi. This may be a personal bias, but my favorite fruit has always been the strawberry. From strawberry lemonade to strawberry rhubarb pie, there are so many barbecues and picnics in my life that have been sweetened by the fact that strawberries were there. The best way to enjoy any fruit, in my opinion, is when you’ve picked it yourself -- as long as you remember to actually take some home and resist the temptation to eat them all on the farm.
Photo by Instagrammer frankieqfilm. There are so many fun places to visit in New Jersey over the summer, and making a decision on where to go can be a lot of work. With all of that work on the front end, planning out your day is probably the last thing you’d want to do. So let us do both things for you! One of our favorite spots on the Jersey Shore is Sandy Hook; it is a premier destination with a variety of fun activities for the whole family. We decided to lay out an optima
At the center of our company, we believe in getting to know the people around you, and we wanted everyone in our community to get to know Lexi Coen, one of our amazing Community Specialists here at Search the Burbs!
We asked her to give us her take on what community means to her, her advice on moving in this crazy time, and more -- and she delivered some insights. Check out our interview with Lexi below, and if anything speaks to you, feel free to share, crediting Lexi and
Photo by Instagrammer _laurenlevinsky New Jersey is known for a lot of things, but there is one aspect of our amazing state that puts us on the map no matter where you’re from: the Jersey Shore. Not because of Snooki or GTL (although you can take the opportunity to visit the Jersey Shore house in Seaside Heights if you’re curious), but because we have a variety of beaches for any kind of summer fun you’re looking to have! We put together our humble list of the five best Jerse
Photo by Instagrammer amaryllispaperie Ready for a getaway? I certainly am! The travel bug is alive and well for a lot of people I know, but everyone has their own comfortability in terms of how far they want to venture from home, what modes of transportation they would take, and other personal factors. When you think about it though, if you wanted to, you could have your pick of summer fun all within driving distance! New Jersey is one of the most fruitful places for activit
Photo by Instagrammer mallorygermer The warm weather is approaching, and we are absolutely here for it! Doing safe activities in the fresh spring air with others has been such a great feeling, and will only continue as we move into the summer months. Pretty soon, the school year will end, and keeping our children intellectually engaged in safe group settings will fall directly onto parents who are already feeling the fatigue of a whole year of hybrid school. We want to take a
The weather is getting nicer which means it's time to take advantage of the great outdoors! When you live in the suburbs it's easy to drive to a state or national park to take in beautiful views, see stunning wildlife and most importantly, create memories with your family. We've rounded up 5 great spots in Northern & Central New Jersey that are the perfect day trip for young families that want to get out into nature without going on a 10-mile hiking trip. Read on to see what'
When deciding where to settle down, many families consider not just the properties or the commute, but things to do in the area (sign up for our monthly newsletter to get monthly activities and event sent right on the bottom of our homepage). Large downtowns are perfect for urbanites, because it provides the city feel without the city crowds. Read on to find out about 5 amazing downtowns New Jersey has to offer! Summit Summit, aptly named for sitting on top of one of the many