17 reviews
  1. Suburb in New Jersey
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Real Estate
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$690,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,690
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    15
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    161
    525
  • Theft
    891
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$140,331
National
$53,889
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

    Allendale Reviews

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    The town I live in is great. I've been blessed with a great education, nice friends, safe home, and so much more. It is an ideal place to raise kids. The only reason why I am not saying that my town "is the best" is because with so many great things, it sets people up for failure. My high school is ranked third in the state; our school sports teams are constantly winning championships; our students are going to the best colleges. This is all great, but if you aren't a star athlete, top notch student, or something like a prodigy, then you feel an external pressure from everyone's success around you. Other than that, however, my town is great.
    Allendale is a beautiful town located only a short drive away from NYC. The people are nice and the schools and sports programs are insanely good.
    There is practically no crime where I live. I just wish that the police were more visible on a day-to-day basis. They only seem to be outside at the end of the month or when school is getting out early for things like prom.