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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$740,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,125
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    10%
  • Own
    90%

Old Tappan Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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
    17
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    83
    500
  • Theft
    364
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$133,750
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Old Tappan Reviews

11 reviews
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Cannot quite see how the negative reviews are helpful, but what else is new! Lived in OT for >15 yrs....nice, friendly people, not very competitive with each other, and neighbors help each other when needed. The town is maintained well and is secure. OT is relatively sports-oriented and it helps (socially) if at least one kid (or adult) in the family is involved in sports, but it is not a necessity. The shopping center has most basics and there are several very good restaurants in nearby towns. The schools are very solid (lots of resources at the high school, for example) but there are quite a number of mediocre teachers at every level and the High School has issues similar to many other suburban schools. Overall, our kids and family have had fun here, made some lasting friends, and lived happily. I would move here again if I had the choice.
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Great neighborhood with great people and a lot of community involvement. There are frequent activities at Stonepoint Park for special events. There is also a great athletics program for students (intramural sports). Overall, the town is safe and very friendly with a great public school, Northern Valley Regional High School of Old Tappan.
Old Tappan is a great, family-friendly town to live in. The public schools are amazing, it's safe, and it's very close to a big city without having the noise and over-population of being in a big city.