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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$271,900
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,174
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    264
  • Murder
    No Data
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    No Data
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    575
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$71,711
National
$53,046
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    47%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    14%

    Avenel Reviews

    8 reviews
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    It's a very small town. I like some of the restaurants here, d'italia and bellinis, also nora's deli is very good. It's a safe and a very friendly neighborhood with fairly low crime rate. I have been living here for more than 10 years and there were no major issues or problems. All major highways are less then 5 minutes away from here,ex. Rt1 and 9, parkway, and NJ turnpike. Also, middle school and high school are very nice.All in all I really like Avenel and would recommend it to other people.
    Employment in my area is not very satisfying. I worked at several stores in the malls around the area and all of them were slave jobs for what they paid! Work 6 hours a day and get paid $8 too deal with the nastiest coworkers and customers. I refuse to work in retail stores in this area until the pay wage balances or work out. However I have been told the restaurants and the employees of the restaurants are very nice and pleasant ,buffalo wild wings beings the best at guest relations and satisfaction
    I have lived here for 16 years. I grew up here. I love the diversity in this town, everyone gets along together. What I would like to see changed here are the open spaces. One has to go to neighboring towns for their parks.