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    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Garwood is a suburb of Newark with a population of 4,365. Garwood is in Union County. Living in Garwood offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Garwood there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Garwood and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Garwood are above average.
About Garwood...
Population
4,365

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$365,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,433
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Garwood 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
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    136.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    866.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    22.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Garwood

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$79,063
National
$55,322

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    Garwood Reviews

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    I think Garwood is an extremely nice and family friendly town. The town is very safe and small so everyone knows everyone in the town. The school system is very very good and the children in the town have a great education because of it. There are many things people can do in this small town as well like going to a bar, restaurant, coffee shop, or park. I really enjoy living here because it is so safe and welcoming.
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    Garwood is a small close knit town. We are only one square mile and have roughly about 4000 people. There is only one school, K thru 8 then our kids get bussed to a neighboring town for high school. The little down town area is small and sweet. I enjoy living here because any where you turn you know someone or know their kids.
    This is an amazing beautiful quiet town and we love it here. Our children love the school too. Everything is walking distance.