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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Garwood is a suburb of New York City with a population of 4,334. Garwood is in Union County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Garwood offers residents a dense suburban 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
4,334

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$369,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,499
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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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
    22.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    114.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    595
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    22.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Garwood

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$84,896
National
$55,322

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    Garwood Reviews

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    I have live in Garwood my life and I love this little town. Although Garwood is very small and does not have a lot to do, this was very beneficial in school. I had small classes and I was able to become close friends with every in my grade. I love all the events that Garwood does throughout the year, like Garwood Rocks and the Tree Lighting. I'm glad I grew up in Garwood!
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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.
    What I like is Garwood is that it such a small town with just about all you need. It has a few fast food chains, a pharmacy, bowling alley, supermarket, post office and just about all you need.