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  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
Bernards Township is a suburb of New York City with a population of 27,032. Bernards Township is in Somerset County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Bernards Township offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bernards Township there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Bernards Township and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Bernards Township are highly rated.
About Bernards Township...
Population
27,032

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$671,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,047
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Bernards Township 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
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    3.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    58.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    323.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    47.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    17%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    38%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Bernards Township

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$137,855
National
$55,322
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Bernards Township Reviews

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The public schools are great! Not much to do in the town, but its a great place to live. There are a few good restaurants in town, but the best are in the surrounding towns.
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Living in Bernards Township has been in general a good experience, it is safe, the schools are very good and families get very involved. It is located near major highways which makes communing easy. It has a quaint historic Downtown. The green areas make a picturesque town. Residents in this town like to keep their homes updated. Real estate is very good. I have spoken to people that live in other towns who told me good opinions about this town. In fact some of them expressed they would like to move to Bernards Township. I have enjoyed living in this town and would to stay in this neighborhood for many more years.
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!