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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$593,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,560
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    11%
  • Own
    89%

Glen Ridge Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    13
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    52
    41
  • Robbery
    39
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    602
    500
  • Theft
    1,438
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    26
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$170,839
National
$55,322
Children
27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    37%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Overall, Glen Ridge is a really solid town to live in. Growing up, I remember experiencing many amazing memories in the town. Many people from other towns would flock on Halloween night, because everyone in Glen Ridge really celebrate all holidays to the max. From block parties to great sports games through the well-run GRAA program, Glen Ridge truly offers kids a lot of opportunities to grow in a tight-knit community. The one draw back is that at times it can be too tight, as it has received the nickname "Glen Ridge Bubble".
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This area of New Jersey is very desirable. The schools are great, the general atmosphere is one of wealth and safety, and it is very close to New York City. There is easily accessible public transportation, has "mom and pop" shops as well as chain stores, and has almost everything one could need for a fulfilling existence within a 15 mile radius. I would love to raise my family in this area one day. Not only would I be close to my family, my children would have the opportunity to enjoy this lovely area as much as I do.
Peaceful town, low crime, not quite as walkable as I like, but still walkable, bikeable, runable, and driveable. Nice people, I feel happy going home.