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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  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+
Cliffside Park is a suburb of New York City with a population of 24,861. Cliffside Park is in Bergen County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Cliffside Park offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Cliffside Park there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Cliffside Park and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Cliffside Park are above average.
About Cliffside Park...
Population
24,861

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$432,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,332
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Cliffside Park Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    47.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    7.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    35.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    107.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    584.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    23.8
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Cliffside Park

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$67,799
National
$55,322
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Cliffside Park Reviews

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Cliffside Park has always been my home. I grew up here, went through the public schooling system here since elementary school, and now it is my time to venture off into college. This town is an amazing town, and it has allowed for my personal growth. This town is very family friendly, and I appreciate all of it's town gatherings. It is fun and very ideal for building a family. It is known for it's diverse population, there's people from every country here! Commuting to NYC is about 30-40 minutes, but it's manageable.
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I've lived in Cliffside Park for approximately 10 years now. It's a wonderful town that is so close to Edgewater, Hoboken, & NYC. There are also so many great shops and restaurants on Anderson Avenue as well! The town has lots of projects in the works and many new houses are being built. It's definitely very up and coming. Also, the schools have so far been wonderful for my elementary school age children!
I've lived in Cliffside Park all my life, enjoyed my childhood growing up being able to play in the streets with friends and not having to feel like our safety was jeopardized. School systems are good. Very diverse community, everyone comes from different cultures and it's great to see children come together and make life long friends with each other and embrace each others cultures. The city is definitely going through a change on the real estate side, a lot of new houses being built and town is definitely trying to appeal to higher income families to move into the area.