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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Montgomery Township is located in New Jersey with a population of 23,059. Montgomery Township is in Somerset County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Montgomery Township offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Montgomery Township there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Montgomery Township and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Montgomery Township are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$615,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,910
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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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
    25.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    50.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    341.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    42.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    17%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    20%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    44%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Montgomery Township

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$180,660
National
$55,322
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Montgomery Township Reviews

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A great school district and nice "small-town" feel. The swimming team, tennis team, fencing team and dance team all do really well. Many students in the school district end up going to good colleges which creates a well-profiled alumni range. It is close to Princeton and Hillsborough so it has a good central location in New Jersey. It is a quiet town but there are not many stores around, so you have to drive a bit further out to do various activities. The cost of living there is a bit on the expensive side but you get a good quality lifestyle.
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Very expensive to live, the school district is not worth the money. If you're looking to move here for the schools, you'll get a higher quality education for cheaper if you live somewhere cheaper and go to a private school.
The general atmosphere of this area is quite peaceful. Many residents call the town a "bubble" because the environment is very sheltered compared to other areas. School regulations are strictly enforced, keeping student demeanor to a minimum. Surrounding neighborhoods are mostly decent and safe. Anything that is found unsafe in the area is immediately reported and the entire community is quickly alerted. The crime rate here is low.

However, if I could live here again, I would not do it all over. Despite the decent living conditions of the area and the reputation of the high school, there still exists some discrimination against certain students, as well as a predilection for athletes. There is also a rather competitive atmosphere in academics that is rather unfriendly. Beyond school activities, I have also observed a tendency for students to go "resume building," in which they participate in activities solely for the purpose of putting on their resumes. This kind of participation is often lacking and detrimental to the team or organization involved, as such students are not motivated to work. Particularly, in volunteer emergency medical services, students fail to even fulfill regular maintenance duties. Most performed poorly in the field and made little to no effort to participate in the organization's fundraisers and training. The trend for students in "resume building" is to sign up as a participant in several activities so that they may put these activities on their resumes, but further participation is not required.

I suppose if I were to give this area a ranking, I would put it in the top twenty percent.

This area is making improvements in education, but it may also be putting more unnecessary stress on students.