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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    D+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
New Brunswick is a town in New Jersey with a population of 56,084. New Brunswick is in Middlesex County. Living in New Brunswick offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In New Brunswick there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in New Brunswick and residents tend to be liberal.
About New Brunswick...
Population
56,084

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$257,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,445
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    83%
  • Own
    17%
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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
    238.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    53
    40.7
  • Robbery
    251
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    406.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,603.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    129
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    31%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    5%
  • 65+ years
    6%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    37%
    13%

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New Brunswick's diversity & adaptability are very unique for NJ. Living just outside the City Center for $700 a monthly rent, I'm walking distance away from such a variety of restaurants & cuisines, like Pakistani, Japanese, Vietnamese, Mexican, Italian, Indonesian & more. Outside of NYC, I don't think I've ever lived in an area that offered so many options so close to each other.

Choose steak & wine one night, then go do dollar shots at a college bar up the road! Walking is simple, everything within 15 minutes downtown, ride Rutgers shuttle bus for free, drive over to the next town, or take a train into Newark or NYC! I even spent $300 on an electric scooter over $150+ a month for parking garage fees & park outside the metered area & enjoy my commute just a little bit more!

I can't attest to the schools as I didn't go nor have kids. As a male, I've never felt unsafe, though while there are homeless, there are also severally non-profit shelters that help out.
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I love the fact that it’s very cultured. I’m an American citizen from parents that are Mexican. Although I never visited Mexico I love the fact that almost everybody here in this town is. Therefore there are many restaurants etc that make me be involved in my Mexican culture. Everyone treats everyone like family, everyone helps one another. The one that I wish would change is for the streets like “suydam St” and “remsen ave” And “French st” to be more safe. And for the Homeless people And drug addicts that are Living on the streets there , be helped.
I was born and raised in New Brunswick and my experience was overall good. The dynamics have changed drastically although we do still have certain old relics that do bring charm to New Brunswick. I do love how diverse it is mainly because we are a college town we are the town of rocker's New Brunswick and so many different cultures and backgrounds and races abide in this city. The one thing I would change in New Brunswick would be the public school system, I have a child who is in the system and there is definitely a lot of Room for much improvement.