Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsA-
- Good for FamiliesA
- Cost of LivingD+
- Health & FitnessA+
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Union County is located in New Jersey with a population of 553,066. Union County is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. In Union County, most residents own their homes. In Union County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Union County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Union County are highly rated.
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There's a very big difference between the different towns/cities in Union County. Cities like Elizabeth and Rahway have more diversity, but also frequently face economic and crime struggles. Then there's the wealthy towns such as Westfield/Summit/Berkeley Heights. It's like a completely different area compared to Elizabeth and Rahway. The majority of their population is white and makes $100,000+. I have been lucky enough to explore many of the towns that I was not familiar with growing up in UC, and there's always more to discover.
A beautiful county surrounded by and including great diversity in the various community spaces- homes, work opportunities, access to great hiking trails and parks, public transportation availability, and 20 minutes away from NYC!
My experience in Rahway has been one of the best moves I have ever made! I have seen this town evolve over the past few years and while it continues to grow there are more businesses and family fun things to do. Its very diverse which is much better than the surrounding areas such as Clark and Westfield.