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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  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
Avenel is a suburb of New York City with a population of 18,846. Avenel is in Middlesex County. Living in Avenel offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Avenel there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Avenel and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Avenel are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$269,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,323
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Avenel Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    52%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Avenel

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$67,801
National
$55,322
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Avenel Reviews

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Avenel is a small town in Woodbridge Township, New Jersey. I have lived here for the past five years and enjoy the peaceful neighborhood. Although I am not fond of the high population density of New Jersey, I feel solitude once I reach my home every evening. Funds need to be directed towards renewing roads and infrastructure. Surrounding neighborhoods are also quiet and serene. Schools are close by and have good reputations. Overall, it is a quiet, family town.
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In Avenel, NJ there are many activities to do to spend time with friends and family. There is also a hospital conveniently near by in any case of an emergency. There is an ice cream shop in avenel where one can go with others and spend time together while eating ice cream since they have over 40 flavors. There is also a mall where people can go to shop and simply to just get out of the house. Avenel contains many stores around neighborhoods that allow for easy access. Avenel has wonderful neighborhoods with caring and courteous people.
I have lived in Avenel for over 10+ years. I love living in this town. I have been disappointed recently as they are building a lot of new apartment buildings. I understand that Avenel has a train that goes into the city, but Avenel used to be a quiet town and is now turning into something that it doesn’t have the space for. The real estate is increasing significantly because of the train station, and it’s unfair to the older community that lives there.