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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Woodbridge is a suburb of New York City with a population of 19,190. Woodbridge is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Woodbridge offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Woodbridge there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Woodbridge and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Woodbridge are above average.
About Woodbridge...
Population
19,190

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$277,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,663
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Woodbridge Rankings

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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

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Woodbridge

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$83,683
National
$55,322
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Woodbridge Reviews

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Woodbridge is not the worst town to live in. I've always kind of felt pretty meh about it, but if you can afford it it's pretty good. The public schools in the area don't have the best academics, but also not the worst. The food variety is pretty average with really only chinese, spanish and indian food being the most diverse. Woodbridge also has an insane number of salons and I just don't know why. The downtown area is expanding a bit and has more selections of food and beverage places, think a trendy fro-yo or coffee shop. Another good addition is the library and the services they do provide. However, with all these add-ons the whole area does not really stand out as amazing. It's pretty expensive and as I said before, the overall feeling to me is meh.
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Woodbridge is a small, quiet, and friendly neighborhood. There is a variety of great public schools in the area to choose from. Food stores, Malls, Parks, Community Centers, & other activities are all short distances away. Not much happens in this town, so with that being said if you enjoy peace and quiet, then Woodbridge is the place for you.
Expensive homes and property taxes for no reason. Boring Main Street, way too many auto body shops and used car dealerships and not enough trees. They keep building housing and bringing people in which only adds to the congestion on Main st and Amboy Ave. I own a home here and have been living in Woodbridge since 2005.