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

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%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    27
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    27
    41
  • Robbery
    80
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    265
    525
  • Theft
    1,062
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    27
    263

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%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

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!
The local businesses in the area of kind of boring. There isn't much to do here, the malls are small, and not much diversity of stores. There isn't too many big name brands and the local businesses are not that great either. The Shop RIte is great though.
As a college student, I am constantly searching for job opportunities in my field and there is only about 100 that appear in search engines. Terrible