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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Maplewood Township is a suburb of New York City with a population of 24,596. Maplewood Township is in Essex County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Maplewood Township offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Maplewood Township there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Maplewood Township and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Maplewood Township are highly rated.
About Maplewood Township...
Population
24,596

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$508,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,569
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Maplewood Township Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    28.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    8.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    48.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    174.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,181.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    243.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Maplewood Township

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$132,143
National
$55,322

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Maplewood Township Reviews

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I've always enjoyed living in Maplewood. It's a very diverse town and as a young black girl, I've always felt safe here. The community is pretty inclusive and it is petty easy to find people like you. There are some great local places to eat yet there are also chains like Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, and Burger King. When it gets warm, there's always something to do in town. We have concerts, festivals, activities for kids, movie nights, etc. This is really an all around great place to live.

There are a few negatives about the town. It can be very expensive to live here especially if you have a family. But it's not impossible. There are plenty of apartments, townhouses, and split family homes that are affordable. It can also get a little boring around here from time to time. You might get sick of the same pizza and Chinese places and in the winter, there's not much to do. But the great thing is, you can always walk to the train station and take the 35-minute ride into New York City!
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Longtime resident. Maplewood is a great place to live but like much of Essex County, it can be very expensive! Many homes pay in excess of $20k in taxes and with the 2018 10k cap on SALT deductions, living here has gotten even more expensive. That said, many new residents come from high priced, high-density areas (Brooklyn, NYC, JC, Hoboken) so the comparative value between those places and Maplewood makes Maplewood look pretty sweet.
Growing up in Maplewood, New Jersey, was an amazing experience. I was extremely close with other children in my neighborhood which made entering into new schools really easy and comfortable. I love the experiences that I was involved in throughout high school, including Morrow Church Youth Foundation, and various clubs at Columbia High School. Students and adults are welcome to try new things and are encouraged to spread their horizons. However, Maplewood does have a strong one sided political side, which can be hard for new college students to adapt to once they're outside of their hometown. I'm very grateful to have adults that have influenced me to voice my opinion, but I feel foreign when I enter new states or towns because of how different our political opinions can be. Overall, I am so happy to have grown up in this small, warm town.