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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Atlantic Highlands is a suburb of New York City with a population of 4,289. Atlantic Highlands is in Monmouth County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Atlantic Highlands offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Atlantic Highlands and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Atlantic Highlands are highly rated.
About Atlantic Highlands...
Population
4,289

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$384,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,185
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Atlantic Highlands Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    23.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    46.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    883.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Atlantic Highlands

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$97,083
National
$55,322
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Atlantic Highlands is an extremely safe neighborhood with a ton of family life. The little town holds a variety of restaurants, as well as an adorable coffee shop on their main street named First Avenue. While venturing throughout this town you can visit the waterfront and their marina which holds many boats as well as the seastreak to New York. At night you can see the glowing lights of the city, and to wrap it all up you can grab an amazing scoop of ice cream from Nicholas Creamery! Although the town is little, is offers so much and remains a safe, happy community even in the roughest times. You will always feel welcome when visiting this town due to the warm people that reside in it. Atlantic Highlands is the beginning of the Jersey Shore and is only 10 minutes away from the coast line. Living here is a dream. The variety in weather makes this quaint town extravagant. Hopefully more people will visit soon!
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Atlantic Highlands is a great town to live in whether you are single, have a family, or looking to just get away from the fast pace of the city. It is a town full of history with older buildings, and older passage ways. The nightlife could be considered as about average due to the lack of bars, but has an abundance of great restaurants that are all EXCELLENT. The bay being so close is a huge plus as well, adding a scenic view to the "beachy" town vibe as well. Though, it is quite expensive to live here and the taxes are now astronomical compared to earlier years. Though, due to the high prices and high demand to live here, is an example of how great it is to live here. It is extremely safe to live here, as well as being extremely family friendly due to the amount of parks and amazing public school system (whether it be Middletown, or Atlantic Highlands/Highlands). The job opportunities in the immediate area are a little scarce, but due to the ferry, it is an easy commute to NYC.
I have lived in Atlantic Highlands my entire life and I honestly wouldn't have it any other way. The small-town life creates such a close community of people who look out for each other no matter if they are strangers or best friends. From our harbor, you are able to see New York City across the bay and we even have a seastreak ferry that many commuters use to get to the city and to work. There are some gorgeous houses in this town and so many small local businesses that everyone loves. I personally believe that this town has shaped me to treat everyone as if they were my best friend and to appreciate what I have. This town offers so much and is close to so many cool places and holds such a great view. The school systems are great and the educators are some of the most genuine people I have ever met in my life and they have had such an everlasting impact on who I am as a person. Overall, Atlantic Highlands is a small town with a huge essence and I wouldn't have it any other way.