A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$576,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,424
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    8
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    56
    500
  • Theft
    369
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    24
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$139,375
National
$55,322
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    40%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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New Providence is a rare gem of a town - really hearkens back to the time when communities really knows (and want to know) and cares about each other. Newcomers feel welcome and most importantly safe. Though it is an affluent town, it does not have the air or reputation of cliches. The community is diverse and fosters a feeling of inclusiveness. You truly get the feeling of being home in this town, even if you did not grow up there. It's a small town that have a lot of character and amenities with the convenience of top rated schools, shopping, gym, restaurants and great community and recreational facilities. Great for commuters with two direct train stations to NYC and less than 20 mins drive to Morristown. The only major downside of New Providence is the in high property tax as Union County unfortunately shares the reputation with several other NJ counties with highest property taxes in the country.
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This area is family friendly with small communities and great schools. Everyone is proud to be from here and love to visit New York or the jersey shore. I think this is the best area in the country because there is a whole huge cluster of nothing but nice towns. The bonus of having these nice towns here in particular are the short distances to New York, the shore, and shopping. I think this area will continue to grow in the future because people want to get into the school districts. I would choose to live here again and hope that I am able to when I am older.
New Providence is a "small town" . My parents always refer to it as Mayberry from the Andy Griffith Show from years ago. Everyone knows everyone, looks out for each others kids, has that small down town that has just about everything you would need.