B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    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
    B
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$269,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,197
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%

Avenel Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
  • Murder
    0
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$68,261
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    50%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Avenel 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.
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Its a great family town with lots of people that give back to there society. The commute to N.Y is easy and fast with the train at the palm of your hands and theres always places to go and eat!
Avenel is a suburb which is a part of Woodbridge Township. The schools are not great so I chose to put my daughter in private school. Our neighborhood is quiet and pretty safe. The town is built up; however, I would like to see more green grass and space opposed to so many buildings.