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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Paramus is a suburb of New York City with a population of 26,919. Paramus is in Bergen County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Paramus offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Paramus there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Paramus and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Paramus are highly rated.
About Paramus...
Population
26,919

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$574,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,865
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%
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Paramus Rankings

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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
    33.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    11.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    44.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    89.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,795.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    104.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Paramus

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$105,114
National
$55,322
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Paramus is a suburb located in New Jersey. What I like about Paramus is it's a small, quiet little peaceful place that's full of parks, recreational activities, eateries and beautiful scenary. It is nestled between several surrounding surburbs which gives you a feeling of warmth and togetherness.
It's also an excellent place to enjoy outdoor activities. The streets are safe for jogging, bike riding and the casual stroll.
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I enjoy the park and accessible it is to have many stores within the area. You have Bergen Mall, Paramus Park Mall, and Garden State Plaza Mall. Near to where I live there are many small stores such as a Dunkin' Donuts. As well, you have an easy access to go on the highway and drive to New York. Every town has its wonderful characteristics but no town is perfect. Some improvements would be their public schools-whether Elementary, Middle, or Upper/High Schools can definitely use improvement.
Paramus is a big enough town where there is much to do, but tight knit enough where the "eastbrookers" and "westbrookers" co-mingled their friend groups come high school. All my life growing up, I was an athlete: Soccer, basketball, softball, repeat.Being that Paramus is so big and has multiple elementary and middle schools, I was able to create friendships with people whom I wouldn't see at my own school. In addition to athletics, I enjoyed music. In elementary school, I was exposed to various forms of music which allowed me to join the choir in middle and high school. Come high school, I was a part time athlete and a part time member of the Color Guard. This versatility exposed me to different people and forms of activity. I didn't feel like a "Jock" or a "band geek" in high school. Paramus nixed the stigma of belonging to a social group.