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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Cresskill is a suburb of New York City with a population of 8,745. Cresskill is in Bergen County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Cresskill offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Cresskill and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Cresskill are highly rated.
About Cresskill...
Population
8,745

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$540,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,054
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Cresskill 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
    23
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    11
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    102
    500
  • Theft
    170
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    34
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$117,164
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    40%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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I moved to Cresskill when I was 13, so a freshman in high school. I've moved around before but I figured this time would be different because my mom grew up here. Going to school on that first day, I soon found out that the kids were already in their little cliques, and so were the parents. It was hard to make friends here. There's not much to do and the job opportunities are good for teens, except that they expect you to work from after school till closing when you have to go home and do homework, etc. The safety is alright, the cops are good but somehow there always seems to be trouble somewhere. The school system is terrible, I teach myself the material in school. I can't say much about the middle/ elementary schools because I did not attend them. There's so much traffic in the morning because there's so many people in a very tiny area. Overall it's not that bad, there definitely could be worse places to live.
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A nice, diverse community where everyone knows each other. There are some fine dining establishment and a lot of playgrounds. You will see the mayor often at football games and soccer games so you know how the government is close to the community.
Cresskill is a GREAT place to live. While there is a difference between the homes on the East side of Cresskill and vs West side, there is a tremendous balance in the makeup of the population, both economically and culturally. Having 2 kids in the Cresskill public school system, the fact they are surrounded by so many kids from different backgrounds, and at times speaking different languages, is great, as they learn at a young age that life is not an echo chamber and they learn how to interact w/ people that might not look/talk/act/dress like themselves. Don't get me wrong, as there are a few factions in the town who are tougher to deal with, and the town politicians and cops sometimes do things I don't agree with, but all towns have their issues. I often comment to my wife and neighbors that hanging out in the local bagel shop on the weekends is pure entertainment, as the different people and the cars they drive is an interesting dynamic to witness firsthand, to say the least.