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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Green Brook Township is a suburb of New York City with a population of 7,158. Green Brook Township is in Somerset County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Green Brook Township offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Green Brook Township there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Green Brook Township and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Green Brook Township are highly rated.
About Green Brook Township...
Population
7,158

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$453,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,063
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    6%
  • Own
    94%
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Green Brook Township 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
    112.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    28
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    294.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    854.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    168.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Green Brook Township

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$138,750
National
$55,322

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Green Brook Township Reviews

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I love living in Green Brook! I was able to attend Watchung Hills Regional High School which was a wonderful experience. It was full of caring teachers. Coming from a private school previously, I was concerned about this but I found the transition very easy. Aside from education, it's a really safe town. I never have any issues here. I haven't had much experience with the police in town, however the interactions I have had have been pleasant. Washington Rock State Park is a beautiful place to visit, especially on a clear, sunny day. Green Brook runs along Rt. 22 which is connected to major highways such as 287 and 78. Overall, it is a quiet town and a nice place to live.
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Green Brook ranges from extremely expensive to affordable, depending on proximity to Route 22, and location in relation to the mountains. It is mostly safe from serious crime, and has a good school system. There are a few nice parks, but more open space would be nice.

Traffic around Green Brook can be pretty heavy and noisy, especially around Route 22.

Green Brook is very difficult to navigate by foot or wheelchair, due to a distinct lack of sidewalks particularly near the Route 22 section and up toward Warren. This means either walking along dangerous and very busy roadways, or necessitates a vehicle for even short distances.

There is very little to do at night, since most businesses are closed around 9pm or 10pm.
Green Brook is a great little town. There is just one elementary school, and one middle school. High schoolers attend Watchung Hill Regional High School in Warren. I like the small town feel, and everyone knows everyone. Most people are friendly. We have tree lightings, Santa comes on the fire truck every year, movie nights at the elementary school in the summer, bag bingo, and family bingo. It's a great little town.

We really don't have a downtown area, so it would be great if a small downtown area with shops, and restaurants were added without clogging the town.