Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsA+
- Crime & SafetyB-
- Good for FamiliesA+
- Cost of LivingC
- Health & FitnessA
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Livingston Township is a suburb of New York City with a population of 29,698. Livingston Township is in Essex County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Livingston Township offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Livingston Township and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Livingston Township are highly rated.
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The main reason people live here is town's public schools, especially middle and high. Other than that it's not really family or newcomer friendly - high real estate prices and taxes, commute not the best (public transportation options are very limited, busses often running late, parking at neighboring towns for train can be a headache at certain time of the day). I lived there for 10 years and had this feeling that people of the town are divided: there is a nice, friendly mixed crowd, and then there's self-righteous entitled-to-all affluent. Drug problem in higher grades schools is very present. Most teachers are wonderful and open-minded. Township government seems to be stuck in eternal friends-for-friends type of management, many incompetent people there. Nightlife non existent, some nice restaurants, but for more diverse menu you'd have to go to surrounding towns.
My grandparents moved to Livingston when they first had my mother. She had always loved the atmosphere of this unified town. After college, she decided to move back and raise me and my sister here. I was born and raised in Livingston and I wouldn't have it any other way. There is always something to do; whether it be walking into the Town Center with friends, going to the mall, or attending the various events held in town. Although I moved away to attend college, I will always find Livingston to be my home. I am proud of where I grew up and plan to move back to raise my children there as well!
Livingston is a wonderful community in which to live and work. It is a suburban community with a worldly vibe. The town center is pedestrian friendly with many shops and eateries. It is an awesome ace to grab a bite with friends after work, or spend a leisurely afternoon browsing the great stores. In terms of real estate, Livingston has the perfect range of homes from small capes for the first time buyer to grand estates. There are new town homes being built for those who prefer a low maintenance lifestyle. In addition to these many amenities, Livingston boasts one of the best school systems in the state!