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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B
Montclair Township is a suburb of Newark with a population of 38,572. Montclair Township is in Essex County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Montclair Township offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Montclair Township there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Montclair Township and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Montclair Township are highly rated.
About Montclair Township...
Population
38,572

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$604,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,518
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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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
    74.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    33.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    46.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    435.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,153
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    76.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Montclair Township

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$113,293
National
$55,322
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Montclair, New Jersey is a suburb located in Western area of Essex County. It's an exceptional and diverse community with beautiful homes, large variety of restaurants, and a blooming arts community. Montclair has many boutiques, an art museum and art galleries as well as live theaters all for an enjoyable nightlife.
Montclair, NJ is known to be one of the better school districts. The public school system has a thriving sports program and a great academic curriculum. There are also some great private schools such as Montclair Kimberly Academy and Lacordaire Academy. Montclair State University which is known as one of the largest Universities in New Jersey is located in Upper Montclair along Little Falls township. My children ages 16 and 26 were born and raised here in Montclair NJ and they never want to leave because they love Montclair and what the township represent.
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Montclair is a great place to be for any sort of entertainment or desire. It's filled with fun activities, such as escape rooms and pottery, but also contains numerous restaurants and other eating establishments that provide a wide variety of cultural and tasteful diversity. If you want to see a movie, concert, or play, get dinner, dessert, or go shopping at locally-owned stores, Montclair is the perfect location.
Montclair is amazing! It’s the perfect blend of city and small town. It’s very diverse and welcoming to a huge mix of people. There is always something going on in Montclair. Concerts, art shows etc
And the restaurants! No need to go to NY for a great meal.... Montclair has it all.