A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$689,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,532
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%

Westfield Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    7
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    3
    41
  • Robbery
    7
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    191
    500
  • Theft
    631
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    16
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$150,486
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Westfield's main perks are physical: a beautiful downtown with tons of local shops and great food; a direct commute to NYC; proximity to many similar towns and connective highways. But its negative qualities are not as outwardly evident. There is a toxic culture that persists throughout Westfield of competition, from the status of one's income/home/career, the prestigious colleges their children attend, old money/new money rivalry, the luxurious donations one is able to make. The parents allow their children to run wild with partying and start terrible tendencies young. The school has a major gap in quality where so many students are forgotten. The new mayor is a complete buffoon and parades around with national policy opinions rather than fixing the necessary local problems. The picturesque nature of Westfield is skin deep.
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Great town with nice people and lots of options especially if you have a family. Lots of restaurants, walking options, interesting events, and diverse political perspectives. Schools are excellent overall; however recent changes in the administration at Jefferson School have seemed to create an unhealthy tension; teachers have worn black to protest the new principal’s behavior and policies. Stress leaves for staff are higher than any other school. At some point this will need to be addressed, as it is beginning to negatively impact parents and students.
Overall Westfield is a fantastic place to live. It has beautiful houses ranging from low to high values giving everyone an opportunity to live here. The downtown is in the middle of town allowing it to be accessible to everyone. It has a variety of clothing stores, restaurants and speciality places. In addition to the social life, Westfield has an amazing public school system, which attracts many. The town is also very safe with its local police station located in downtown. On top of that, it is very clean and beautiful with its many parks.