A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  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
$589,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,648
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    7%
  • Own
    93%

Berkeley Heights Township 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
    0
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    96
    1
  • Theft
    316
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    22
    0

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$139,152
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Berkeley Heights Township Reviews

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This area is perfect starting out middle class families. The community is smaller than others so everyone knows everyone. If I could do it all over I would not change anything because the perks of being in a small community is that you develop relationships with people and it continues over the course of 16 years. Also Berkeley Heights shares a high school with a neighboring town and that has also had an impact in my life. This area has the potential to improve, for example, having another township share the same high school. There are many ways of improving a community, why not make it start with students.
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It's has the small town feel, people are nice and ample greenery with Watchung reservation nearby. There is a lot to improve especially roads are bad, haven't been maintained or paved in 15-20 years.
The local businesses in Berkeley Heights are very inconsistent. Restaurants constantly pop up and then close down without notice because not many support them, except for ones with high notoriety such as Delicious Heights, DiMaio's, Coppola's, Trap Rock, East, etc.. It goes without saying that these restaurants have been open for business for years because of their excellent food and service, however pricey they are. Otherwise there is a lack of variety in shops that are not pizza parlors and hair/nail salons and spas. There are really no big chain restaurants, as the only fast food joint, Subway, closed down, and the only fast food joint in sight is a Domino's pizza that recently opened for business.