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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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Bernards Township is a suburb of New York City with a population of 27,014. 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
27,014

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$662,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,924
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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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
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    59
    500
  • Theft
    323
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    48
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$133,533
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    37%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Bernards Township Reviews

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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!
This community is very caring about others and they are always willing to donate and rally to help groups in need. The people here are very physically active and involved in the YMCA. It's easy to stay encouraged to be physically fit. Also, people here care about education and are focused on supporting students to do their best and be successful.