This quiet township feels worlds away from the buzz of New York City. But in reality, it's less than 40 minutes away from the Big Apple by car, and 90 if you're taking public transportation (thanks to the North Jersey Coast Line). Clark has plenty of parks, including the Watchung Reservation, a 2,000+ acre preserve with a deserted village, lake, and endless trails to explore.
Median listing price: $798,000
Savings per square foot: 34% (Suburb: $242 / Urban: $366)