A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
  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
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$585,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,473
National
$928
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
    91
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    52
    41
  • Robbery
    26
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    480
    525
  • Theft
    1,648
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    65
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$170,433
National
$53,889
Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    41%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Glen Ridge Reviews

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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.
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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.
The local businesses around this area are average at best for the most part. The restaurants have average food at moderate prices. The other local businesses vary from flower shops to pharmacies and are usually located in small mall-type areas. Most businesses in this area are located in Monticlair, New Jersey. This is where the majority of the local businesses are located. This location is the center of business in my local area.