A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  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
$1,312,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,800
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    8%
  • Own
    92%

Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$250,001
National
$55,322
Children
27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    56%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    5%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    3%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Postcard-perfect town with great location for commuting to NYC. Insane academic competition in high school. Downtown could use more nightlife. Lots of working families but also more than a few billionaires and multi-millionaires. Most residents seem to work in finance or law.
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Great place to live. Convenient to NYC, large lots, big houses, very safe and the best schools in NJ. Only reason it doesn't rank higher on niche is because of their SJW "diversity" requirement. You can't have it both ways.
I like feeling safe here. You can walk out in the middle of the night without any fear of being attacked or watched. I sometimes don't like the people that these million dollar homes attract. There are many snobs, especially at school. However, if you want a great high school education and a family-friendly place, this is a great place.