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
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$649,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,905
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%

Bernards 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
    4
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    4
    41
  • Robbery
    4
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    56
    1
  • Theft
    260
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    11
    0

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$129,690
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    36%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Bernards Township Reviews

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This area has an amazing education and great schools to enroll children in for all ages. The atmosphere of Basking Ridge is friendly and welcoming. You can walk around feeling completely safe. Basking Ridge is considered a wealthy town and does have its low moments of "big egos". However, this is the town I grew up in and I will always pick my home town over other towns. I have networked here for my major in college as well as with friends and other families, it is where I have come to know and will always love!
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I grew up in Bernards Township my entire life. I had a very good experience and got a very good education at Ridge High School and met a ton of nice, motivated people here who drove me to be the best version of myself that I could be. The town is close-knit and everyone knows everyone. It is quite expensive to live here but is very safe and everyone is very caring. It is a town of families and police are seen everywhere to make everything safer, despite it being an already safe town. It is very close to New York City and has a few cheap, direct trains and bus routes that can be easily accessible. In my opinion, it is slightly diverse. There are a lot of Asians and a few black families in the community.
I live in very wealthy area and our town is kind of split into sections where the wealth lies and where it doesn't. I live in the part where the wealth lies but I am not a wealthy family. Our house is medium sized and is surrounded by developments of mansions and huge houses, but there are other houses like mine. Our community as a whole is wonderful. We have one of the top rated school districts in new jersey and I feel as a student who just graduated high school, I feel that I got the most out of the education they provided us with. If I had the choice to live here again, I definitely would because the housing situation is affordable and the education is great and there are plenty of activities and extra curricula's to do while your not busy. Our township offers lots of volunteer experience and has job openings that vary at establishments and are offered to ages ranging from high school students and above. They are very generous with offering jobs to students still in school. A lot of the time our town is referred to as the "basking ridge bubble" by surrounding towns because we are a rich town compared to the surrounding towns and they view us as a town that is only involved with ourselves. Part of that is true, but we take pride in making our town and school systems the best it could be and it pays off in the long run. I would love to stay in this town, and continue my life here.