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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
About West Long Branch...
Population
7,947

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$393,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,417
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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West Long Branch 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
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    13
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    25
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    226
    500
  • Theft
    1,480
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    38
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$85,640
National
$55,322
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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Around Pier Village there is a lot to do, and of course the beach is beautiful! The only downfall is that you need a car to get everywhere because everything is so spread out and the area of West Long Branch itself is not very safe. Just the other day Monmouth University students got an email about gun shots fired downtown.
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I lived in West Long Branch, NJ for four years while attending school. Between the beach, restaurants, and a decent sized mall there are plenty of the things to do. If you're satisfied with a suburban atmosphere than there really would be no reason to leave the city. But if you wanted to experience something more lively, Hoboken and New York City are a short distance as well so you can really get the best of both worlds here. There are also bars and nightlife even closer in Asbury Park.
West Long branch is very family friendly and a beautiful town to live in. It is small so everything is very close by and easy to get to and from. There are wonderful eateries and a gorgeous lake located at the center of town where family functions are held such as sing-alongs and annual 4th of July fireworks. I've lived there my entire life and have loved everyday.