Settled east of New York, New Jersey is both the 11th most populated state in the nation and the fourth smallest in area. The densely populated state offers a number of urban living opportunities. The city of New Brunswick offers a number of single-family suburban homes, which provide easy access to New York City. If you want something a little off the beaten path, Warren and Hunterdon counties provide some retreat. Lambertville, a small city in the area, offers single-family homes, town homes and apartments with a small town atmosphere.