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Elite, Not Elitist

The "Commuter Corridor" - Midtown-Direct Train Line Towns

 Feeling good about the community you live in can be just as important as selecting the right home - that's why we focus on only the most highly regarded towns in the area. Elite homes come in all shapes and sizes, to fit every budget - it's the experience and service that we provide  that's elite. We are in a competitive market serving some of the best towns in New Jersey with the top schools, so finding the right real estate agent to partner with is essential. As a local expert, and resident, I can help you find a neighborhood that best suits your needs, and you can rest assured that, with an expert analyst like me on your team, you will never pay more than you should.  

From local restaurants and activities to school information and market trends, let Rich Peluso and Elite Homes Group be your trusted guide. 


Elite Neighborhoods

Our Midtown-Direct train line towns all have a unique vibe to them. For instance, some have a bustling downtown, while others have a quaint village square. One thing all of our towns have in common is a sense of community. Well, that and great schools, low crime and a high standard of living.




Chatham, A+ Rated

  • Stately Homes
  • Community Engagement
  • Low Crime
  • Great Schools
  • Train and Highways
  • Recreation
  • Green Spaces
  • Restaurants

Madison, A+ Rated

  • Community Involvement
  • Great schools
  • Diversity
  • Good for Millenials
  • Low Crime
  • Train and Highways
  • Green Spaces
  • Downtown Commerce

Short Hills, A+ Rated

  • Top Rated Schools
  • Great for Families
  • Shopping and Restaurants
  • Train and Highways
  • Clubs and Recreation
  • Beautiful Homes
  • Highly Educated
  • Serenity

Millburn, A+ Rated

  • Great for Families 
  • Sophisticated Residents
  • Green Spaces
  • Active Community
  • Top Rated Schools
  • Low Crime
  • Trains and Highways
  • Bustling Downtown

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Summit, A+ Rated

  • Great for Millenials
  • Community Engagement
  • Low Crime
  • Great Schools
  • Train and Highways
  • Recreation
  • Nightlife
  • Bustling Downtown

Harding Township, A Rated

  • Large Estates
  • Great schools
  • Natural Beauty
  • Good for Families
  • Very Low Crime
  • Quaint Shops
  • Green Spaces

Berkeley Heights, A+ Rated

  • Top Rated Schools
  • Great for Families
  • Shopping and Restaurants
  • Train and Highways
  • Very Low Crime
  • Diversity
  • Community Engagement
  • Value

New Providence, A+ Rated

  • Great for Families 
  • Very Low Crime
  • Green Spaces
  • Active Community
  • Top Rated Schools
  • Good Value
  • Trains and Highways
  • Shopping and Restaurants


We serve many great towns in Morris, Essex and Union Counties. Click the link below for a video tour of some of the amazing Elite towns that we cover.

* All town ratings are courtesy of 

Neither Elite Homes Group nor Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage are affiliated

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New Jersey is full of incredible towns in which to live. Some real estate agents will try to convince you that the towns that they serve are the only towns to consider. We're proud to serve some of the best communities in the country, but we know that the Garden State offers plenty of amazing places to live. Learn about some of the best places to live in our great state of New Jersey from CBRB's "Our Town" video series

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What all Elite Towns have in common...

√ Safety- low crime, police patrol

√ Strong local economy

√ Community engagement

√ Excellent public schools

√ Great recreational sports programs

√ Midtown Direct NJ Transit train station

√ Child care options

√ Music, culture and arts programs

√ Attractive center of town

√ Plenty of shopping and restaurants

√ Wellness community 

√ Close to hospitals and healthcare

√ Green spaces - parks and preservation

√ Proximity to highways and airports

√ Clubs and activities

√ Educated residents

√ Well maintained homes and infrastructure

√ Elite health clubs, golf, tennis, swimming

√ Close to theaters and Performing Arts Centers

√ Distinct, awesome neighborhoods

√ High median income 

√ Sophisticated residents

√ Great Public Library

√ Coffee shops and yoga studios!

√ Farmers market

√ Parades and Festivals

√ Town beautification partners

√ Commitment to shopping local

√ and much, much more

Important Questions for Home Buyers

Where are you in life?

Young professional? Married, 2 kids and a dog? Empty nester?

What type of home are you looking for?

Single family? Condo? Co-op?

What is your budget?

Don't know? Click below to find out

What is important to you in a neighborhood?

Are you a front porch chatter? Do you believe that "good fences make good neighbors"?

What are your "must have" features in a home?

Some people want a porch or a pool, others want a 2 car garage or an eat-in kitchen

What don't you want in a home?

Do you hate carpet? Do you not want a shingled home? Are you worried about being on a busy road? Let us know.

Rich Peluso Coldwell Banker real estate agent best place to live New Jersey Chatham homes for sale

Are you looking to buy or rent? What is your ideal time frame?

Sometimes renting makes more sense, even if you can afford to buy. You get to take a neighborhood for a test drive and get a real feel for what it is like to live in an area

Knowing when you'd like to be in your new home allows us to set an ideal contract date to account for every step of the process

Are you a commuter? Where? What do you do for fun?

We all know the old axiom that the value of real estate is all about "location, location, location." Well, value is more than just financial. When we work with you to find your perfect hometown, we consider the things that you need to do, as well as the things you love to do, so we can find your ideal ocation.


This is what we think about when finding you a home

At ELITE HOMES GROUP, we care about what's important to you. We consider every element of your home search so that you don't need to worry. It's not only about which house you buy, it's about why you buy it, and how well it fits with your lifestyle

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