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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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New Providence is a suburb of New York City with a population of 12,716. New Providence is in Union County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in New Providence offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In New Providence there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in New Providence and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in New Providence are highly rated.
About New Providence...
Population
12,716

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$583,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,561
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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New Providence Rankings

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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
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    31
    500.1
  • Theft
    410.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    7.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in New Providence

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$129,638
National
$55,322
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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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I live in the area. New Providence is a nice community. It has decent shopping in terms of groceries, specialty stores and conveniences. It's not too crowded and the traffic situation is fine. If you like to get out and bike its a great location. Schools are just fine and the people are nice. If you are going to live in this area there are better choices. NP is the most affordable. Summit, Chatham, Short Hills, Milburn are all more exclusive. I know people who live on the outskirts of NP and they are jealous vs. the schools and sports programs offered in their neighboring community. The train station in NP is also poor. You end up driving to other towns if you are looking for variety in terms of train times.
This town is very family friendly and you have the small community feel to it. The New Providence high school has been in the top ten high schools of new jersey. The town itself has a lot of places to eat and hangout. There is Starbucks, chipotle, chopt, dunking donuts, smash burger, and Chinese restaurants.