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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  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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Upper Montclair is a suburb of New York City with a population of 11,696. Upper Montclair is in Essex County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Upper Montclair offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Upper Montclair there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Residents of Upper Montclair tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Upper Montclair are highly rated.
About Upper Montclair...
Population
11,696

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$726,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,722
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Upper Montclair 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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    20%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    46%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    9%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Upper Montclair

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$196,285
National
$55,322
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I have been living in Upper Montclair, New Jersey since I was born, which is eighteen years. My town is very family friendly with multiple parks where children can play and adults can walk or bike around. There are hundreds of restaurants and local grocery stores where people can buy their food or sit down with friends. Every single person, whether it is your neighbor or someone walking down the street, is very kind and sociable. We are an extremely diverse community with different ethnicities and filled with people from around the world. Upper Montclair is very eco-friendly as we reduce the amount of waste by reusing and recycling items and people contribute to the environment by planting trees and tending to their gardens. I always feel a sense of protection when walking down a street which is provided by our local police department. I genuinely enjoy living in Upper Montclair as I have made many friends in this beautiful town!
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Upper Montclair is very culturally diverse with wonderful people, determined teachers passionate about teaching their students, a variety of excellent restaurants and cafes, and much more. It's a very artsy part of Essex County, and it certainly helps that it's not much more than 1/2 an hour away from the city. If you're looking for somewhere bright and intriguing where you're completely accepted no matter what you look like or who you identify as, Upper Montclair is the place for you!
Montclair is a beautiful town -- the houses are gorgeous, the yards are well kept. The downtown area is adorable, with little shops all along the sidewalk to browse in: everything from baby clothes to vegan meals, tea and coffee shops, restaurants, hardware stores, and supermarkets. They host the Montclair Film Festival every year, which is a blast, and in the same venue (Bellevue Bow Tie Cinemas) they have a twice-monthly shadowcast show of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. This town has a wonderful balance of something for everyone!