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
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    4
    41
  • Robbery
    4
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    56
    525
  • Theft
    260
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    11
    263

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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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.
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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!
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.