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Glen Ridge is a suburb of New York City with a population of 7,573. Glen Ridge is in Essex County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Glen Ridge offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Glen Ridge there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Glen Ridge and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Glen Ridge are highly rated.
About Glen Ridge...
Population
7,573

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$644,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,627
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    6%
  • Own
    94%
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Glen Ridge Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
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
    13.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    314.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,587.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    170.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    18%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    4%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    22%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Glen Ridge

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$213,801
National
$55,322
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Glen Ridge Reviews

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Common Core State Standards math BS CRAP! How about something that is proven to work, such as Singapore Math.

Lazy teachers!!!!!!!

No STEM program.

No woodshop or metalwork classes.

They care most about their school rank. There is nothing innovative about their approach to education.

The school rank is high b/c the town is small and the parents demand performance from their kids, NOT b/c Glen Ridge provides the best education.

Large group of parents bickering over whether to apply turf or sod to their athletic fields. Wish they all puled together for a damn science lab or comp sci class.

we do have those pretty gas lanterns though
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Very expensive but very nice place to live. School systems are great and provide great opportunities. However, there’s not much to do have to go to neighboring towns
I liked the close-knit community feeling, where I feel safe and can seek help from my neighbors. As a student who attends the public school, it is highly competitive which can be stressful, but pushes me to work hard.