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2022 Best Counties to Live in New Jersey

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  1. #1 Best Counties to Live in New Jersey.

    Somerset County

    County in New Jersey,

    45 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Somerset County is one of the the safest and highly diverse counties in New Jersey. It allows people to feel attached to places primarily because of qualities like beauty and social openness, rather....

    Read 45 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 330,151,

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  2. #2 Best Counties to Live in New Jersey.

    Morris County

    County in New Jersey,

    23 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Morris County is a great environment for many. Shopping centers, grocery stores, colleges, libraries, and great nightlife opportunities are at what feels like every corner. If you are looking for....

    Read 23 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 492,715,

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  3. #3 Best Counties to Live in New Jersey.

    Bergen County

    County in New Jersey,

    23 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Nearby Resident says Bergen County is a great place to work and live. I lived here for over 3 years and I live nearby. The traffic is never too long, its close to the highway and there are a lot of healthy choices for food. There are a few local schools with big play grounds for students. There are parks, lots of trees and nature around. The neighborhoods are dog/ pet friendly. I am not too familiar with nightlife but I have seen a good amount of bars around. There is a large real estate market has a variety of large homes and apartments are all close to the highway and or are about 5 - 10 minutes away from transportation. Transportation consists of buses, trains and we are also about 20 - 30 minutes from New York city. There are no tolls until you actually get to NYC, the ride there is pretty smooth. There roads are paved pretty nicely. All you need is some good music and you're on your way. There is also quite a bit of diversity, you can also find a few good local clubs to join..

    Read 23 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 931,275,

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  4. #4 Best Counties to Live in New Jersey.

    Middlesex County

    County in New Jersey,

    9 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Its a very fun, safe, and diverse place to live! Recommend it! The public school systems are very good, and there is not too much bullying, and the people that live there are diverse..

    Read 9 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 825,015,

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  5. #5 Best Counties to Live in New Jersey.

    Mercer County

    County in New Jersey,

    11 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says What I like most about this county is that they provide easy access to things that are necessary. For example, if you need something fixed you can easily find someone to help you out. One thing I do....

    Read 11 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 368,085,

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  6. #6 Best Counties to Live in New Jersey.

    Hunterdon County

    County in New Jersey,

    12 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Very nice and "homey" town! The only thing is that it's very divided by views on the world. Typically the younger generations of this county are more left-leaning, whereas the older generations are....

    Read 12 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 125,063,

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  7. #7 Best Counties to Live in New Jersey.

    Monmouth County

    County in New Jersey,

    11 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Monmouth County is able to fit anyone's needs. The diversity allows for anyone to blend into the community. The beautiful beaches provide an amazing place to spend the summers, and the many parks and....

    Read 11 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 620,821,

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  8. #8 Best Counties to Live in New Jersey.

    Burlington County

    County in New Jersey,

    30 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says A very safe overall county compared to others, with a nice vibe. I’ve lived here all my life and hardly ever felt unsafe. Everyone seems friendly and work ethic is very strong amongst residents here.....

    Read 30 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 446,301,

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  9. #9 Best Counties to Live in New Jersey.

    Hudson County

    County in New Jersey,

    11 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Former Resident says I believe that over the 10 years of living in Hudson County, I have felt safe throughout my town. Not to mention, welcomed by the huge community we have! The community provides several activities....

    Read 11 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 671,923,

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  10. #10 Best Counties to Live in New Jersey.

    Union County

    County in New Jersey,

    48 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I have lived in Union County for many years and I have found that are nothing but positive things I can say about it. Starting from the welcoming community, multiple selections of restaurants, the....

    Read 48 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 555,208,

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  11. #11 Best Counties to Live in New Jersey.

    Camden County

    County in New Jersey,

    52 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I have been a resident of Camden County for 30 years, my children attend school here, and my husband and I both work in Camden. We have seen our neighborhood change for the better. Roads repaired new....

    Read 52 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 506,721,

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  12. #12 Best Counties to Live in New Jersey.

    Gloucester County

    County in New Jersey,

    10 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says My overall experience has been pretty good in Gloucester County since I lived in this area. Gloucester County is a genuinely respecting and nice place that has great people. The atmosphere is....

    Read 10 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 291,745,

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  13. #13 Best Counties to Live in New Jersey.

    Cape May County

    County in New Jersey,

    6 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Growing up in Cape May County then coming back to the area as an adult gave me the oppurtunity to view Cape May County from different angles. There are countless amazing thins about the area however,....

    Read 6 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Population: 92,701,

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  14. #14 Best Counties to Live in New Jersey.

    Sussex County

    County in New Jersey,

    14 Niche users give it an average review of 4.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Nearby Resident says Sussex is a gorgeous rural town. I personally fell in love with the atmosphere and landscape from the mountain views to the lake communities. My personal favorite spot is High Point which is....

    Read 14 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Population: 140,996,

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  15. #15 Best Counties to Live in New Jersey.

    Atlantic County

    County in New Jersey,

    7 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says The community is very tight-knit and dedicated to each other. The reality is that the area is dependent entirely on very fragile economic opportunities, and this has led the area to be strong,....

    Read 7 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Population: 264,650,

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  16. #16 Best Counties to Live in New Jersey.

    Warren County

    County in New Jersey,

    12 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Nearby Resident says Warren has a great array of school systems and public facilities in conjunction with a dedicated and educated community. There are many job opportunities ranging from Real Estate markets to Doctor....

    Read 12 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Population: 105,730,

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  17. Essex County

    County in New Jersey,

    20 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Visitor says Very warm, the people are very nice. The great learning environment, teachers and counselors are very resourceful and helpful. A variety of cultures and backgrounds to learn from. Will definitely....

    Read 20 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Population: 798,698,

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  18. Ocean County

    County in New Jersey,

    11 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Ocean county is a great place to live because it has a lot to offer. They have great schools, and ocean county college is a great community college. There is water everywhere, and a lot of diversity..

    Read 11 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Population: 602,018,

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  19. Passaic County

    County in New Jersey,

    27 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I have lived in Passaic County my entire life and I have nothing to say but good thinks about this area. Many of our cities have the NY feel to them but without the huge crowds. Public....

    Read 27 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Population: 502,763,

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  20. Salem County

    County in New Jersey,

    4 Niche users give it an average review of 2 stars.

    Read 4 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Population: 62,754,

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  21. Cumberland County

    County in New Jersey,

    4 Niche users give it an average review of 3.3 stars.

    Read 4 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C,

    Population: 150,085,

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