Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsC
- Crime & SafetyB-
- Good for FamiliesC+
- Cost of LivingC-
- Health & FitnessA
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Garfield is a suburb of New York City with a population of 31,578. Garfield is in Bergen County. Living in Garfield offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Garfield there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Many families live in Garfield and residents tend to be liberal.
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Garfield has been improving in the last few years, but this is a blue collar working neighborhood that is slow to change. Hopefully the younger generations can start to become more involved to unite the city and make it more exciting to live here. For example, in local elections only about 1,000 people out of 30,000 population usually vote. The schools systems are just okay, until students reach the high school, which is just very poor quality in terms of learning and the environments students are in. While there are programs in garfield like the Boys and Girls Club and YMCA that foster more enthusiasm in terms of sports, the biggest problem with this city is the apathy and corruption (LOTS of nepotism everywhere) that prevent it from becoming what it could. One great thing is the diversity. Italians and polish still live here, but a lot of new cultures are coming into the city as well, making it rich in that aspect. When BLM protest occurred the city did turn up and made me proud.
Garfield is a very diverse community. Among us are great parks, restaurants, and schools filled with inspiring teachers. Perfect for families!
Garfield is a small city with no note-worthy attributes. There's not a lot of opportunities and the schools are below average. Garfield does have a lot of places to shop and visit. The streets are dangerous at night and there's a lot of suspicious residents living here. The parks are well-kept but uncomparable to surrounding town's. Garfield does not offer many community events or activities, the police are corrupt. The city is mediocre and bland with not enough funding to improve the schools. The environment was more family friends a couple years ago, since then the city became more unwelcoming. Houses, tax, and apartments are ridiculously overpriced for such quality.