B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$279,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,179
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%

Bound Brook Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    27
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    27
    41
  • Robbery
    80
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    265
    1
  • Theft
    1,062
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    27
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$62,263
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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Bound Brook Reviews

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Bound Brook is great! If you invest yourself in this town, you will get that investment back. There are so many great people here. We are a "traditional" town. Simple things like a rec center with a community pool, a library, a historic theater, fireman's carnival, street fairs, summer movies in the park, antique car shows, and sidewalks. Sidewalks sounds silly, but if you have kids, sidewalks are a big deal. Walking, teaching kids to ride bikes, walking to their friend's homes etc....sidewalks are a big deal. The police are friendly, with an emphasis on community policing. We have a K9, Crusader, besides being a huge asset to our PD, he goes to the schools with his handler. The kids love him! I grew up here, went to the BB schools, and I am now raising my kids here. It is a great place!
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Bound Brook is small and nice! Great sense of community. There's always a community event going on or a sports game from the high school. The people are very friendly and the businesses are excellent. Bound Brook has always felt safe for residents. Any incidents are dealt with promptly and with the best of intention. Every one in the community supports one another and helps each other in every way.
Bound Brook is a one of those small towns where everyone knows each other. It's surrounded by other larger well-know cities. For this reason I believe the town goes unrecognized and overlooked. I completed high school is Bound Brook and the funding was was terrible. Everything was out dated which limited student activities and growth. The people that live in Bound Brook are awesome and diverse, I would love to see them have equal opportunity for success by seeing more invested in the township.