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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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Watchung is a suburb of New York City with a population of 5,944. Watchung is in Somerset County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Watchung offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Watchung there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many retirees live in Watchung and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Watchung are highly rated.
About Watchung...
Population
5,944

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$752,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,479
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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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
    0
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    17
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    433
    500
  • Theft
    5,557
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    100
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$126,250
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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When you see Watchung you will think properties. Each big house is sitting on a lush lot nestled back behind bushes and tall trees. Every house is different. Next to the historic colonial lives a family residing in a avant-garde contemporary design. Neighbors don't really know one another, but they see each other at their local pool club. There is a lake at the center of the borough. Here is where people walk their dogs and run. At Christmas time they decorate the tall evergreen. The library is falling apart. It's an old house that was donated to the community. Five years ago the township next store was willing to merge the libraries and build a large community center. Watchung wanted to remain separate and said no deal.
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Watchung is a wealthy suburb safe for families and people of all ages. Many areas have wide open spaces or are even located in mountains. Watchung geographically has a lot of hill top areas.
It is a beautiful town with many community events. You get the chance to attend a fantastic school system that is among the top rated in the state too.