Best Places to Live in New Jersey

AreaVibes reveals the best places to live in New Jersey by using a Livability Score out of 100. The Livability Score for each city in New Jersey is calculated from a unique algorithm based on various metrics, including: amenities, cost of living, crime, education, employment, housing and weather. New Jersey has a population of 8,899,339 and a population density of 1. The capital city is Trenton and the largest city in New Jersey is Newark. To filter the results, use the filters on the left to sort by state, population and category.
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Rank City Livability Ame­nities Cost of Living Crime Edu­cation Emp­loyment Housing Weather
1Ridgewood, NJPopulation: 24,99987A+FA+A+A+A+C+
2Haddonfield, NJPopulation: 11,58887A+FA+A+A+A+B
3Chatham, NJPopulation: 8,97887A+FA+A+A+A+C+
4Ho-Ho-Kus, NJPopulation: 4,08587A+FA+A+A+A+C+
5Upper Montclair, NJPopulation: 11,37387A+FA+A+A+A+C
6Westfield, NJPopulation: 30,29687A+FA+A+A+A+C+
7Diamond Beach, NJPopulation: 14787BC+A+A+AA+B
8Glen Ridge, NJPopulation: 7,52086A+FA+A+A+A+C
9Little Silver, NJPopulation: 5,97086A+FA+A+A+A+C+
10Hillsdale, NJPopulation: 10,25186A+FA+A+A+A+C+
11Summit, NJPopulation: 21,46886A+FA+A+AA+C+
12Glen Rock, NJPopulation: 11,63186AFA+A+A+A+C+
13Princeton, NJPopulation: 12,34286A+FA+AAA+C+
14Essex Fells, NJPopulation: 2,12586AFA+A+A+A+C
15New Providence, NJPopulation: 12,19185A+FA+A+A+A+C+
16Edgewater, NJPopulation: 11,42585A+FA+A+AA+C+
17Mountain Lakes, NJPopulation: 4,20685B+FA+A+A+A+C+
18Metuchen, NJPopulation: 13,58585A+FA+A+AAC+
19Bernardsville, NJPopulation: 7,71085A+FA+A+A+A+C
20Tenafly, NJPopulation: 14,47385A+FA+A+A+A+C+
21Madison, NJPopulation: 15,92385A+FA+AAA+C+
22Franklin Lakes, NJPopulation: 10,59685AFA+A+A+A+C
23Demarest, NJPopulation: 4,90985AFA+A+A+A+C+
24Rumson, NJPopulation: 7,09885AFA+A+A+A+C+
25Waldwick, NJPopulation: 9,69385A+FA+AAAC+
26Ramsey, NJPopulation: 14,52885A+FA+A+A+A+C
27Oradell, NJPopulation: 7,99785AFA+A+A+A+C+
28Closter, NJPopulation: 8,39785A+FA+AAA+C+
29Rockleigh, NJPopulation: 45185B+FA+AA+A+C+
30Westwood, NJPopulation: 10,93685A+FA+AB+AC+
31Brielle, NJPopulation: 4,78785A+FA+A+AA+C+
32Fair Haven, NJPopulation: 6,10285AFA+A+A+A+C+
33Milltown, NJPopulation: 6,91685A+FA+A+B+AC+
34Blawenburg, NJPopulation: 51585D+DA+A+A+A+C+
35Shrewsbury, NJPopulation: 3,82285A+FA+A+AA+C+
36Hasbrouck Heights, NJPopulation: 11,83085A+FA+AAAC+
37Florham Park, NJPopulation: 11,69385A+FA+A+AA+C+
38Cranbury, NJPopulation: 2,17585B+FA+A+A+A+C+
39Leonia, NJPopulation: 8,94885A+FA+A+BA+C+
40Lincroft, NJPopulation: 6,29985A+FA+A+A+A+C+
41Moorestown-Lenola, NJPopulation: 14,01985A+FA+AAAB
42Fanwood, NJPopulation: 7,31385A+FA+AA+AC+
43Kinnelon, NJPopulation: 10,27685A+FA+A+A+A+C
44Mountainside, NJPopulation: 6,69585AFA+A+A+A+C+
45Haworth, NJPopulation: 3,38285AFA+A+A+A+C+
46Rutherford, NJPopulation: 18,08485A+FA+AB+AC+
47West Freehold, NJPopulation: 14,11584A+FA+AAAC+
48Morganville, NJPopulation: 4,34584ADA+AAA+C+
49Navesink, NJPopulation: 1,77784AFA+A+AA+C+
50Allendale, NJPopulation: 6,54984AFA+AA+A+C+
51Harrington Park, NJPopulation: 4,71584AFA+A+A+A+C+
52Park Ridge, NJPopulation: 8,69984AFA+A+AA+C+
53Maywood, NJPopulation: 9,54784A+FA+AB+AC+
54Robertsville, NJPopulation: 10,29384AFA+A+A+A+C+
55Wanamassa, NJPopulation: 4,40684A+FA+AAAC+
56Short Hills, NJPopulation: 12,96384C+FA+A+A+A+C+
57Robbinsville, NJPopulation: 3,01584A+FA+A+AAC+
58Fair Lawn, NJPopulation: 32,47984A+FA+AAAC+
59Emerson, NJPopulation: 7,47184AFA+AAA+C+
60Lawrenceville, NJPopulation: 3,67184AFA+A+AB+C+
61Sea Girt, NJPopulation: 1,87084A+FA+A+AA+C+
62Springdale, NJPopulation: 14,90184B+FA+A+A+AB
63Rocky Hill, NJPopulation: 54684AFA+A+AAC+
64River Edge, NJPopulation: 11,34084A+FA+AAA+C+
65Oakhurst, NJPopulation: 4,16384A+FA+A+AAC+
66Greentree, NJPopulation: 11,42584AFA+A+AAB
67Point Pleasant, NJPopulation: 18,49984A+FA+AB+AC+
68Heathcote, NJPopulation: 5,80584AFA+A+A+AC+
69Wood-Ridge, NJPopulation: 7,89284A+FA+B+AAC+
70Pennington, NJPopulation: 2,59184B+FA+A+AA+C+
71Greenwich, NJPopulation: 2,81384AFA+A+A+AC
72Turnersville, NJPopulation: 3,48184B+FA+A+AAB
73Strathmore, NJPopulation: 7,00184AFA+A+AAC+
74Bogota, NJPopulation: 8,20084A+FA+AB+AC+
75Garwood, NJPopulation: 4,29584A+FA+AB+AC+
76East Rocky Hill, NJPopulation: 31084AFA+A+AA+C+
77Highland Park, NJPopulation: 14,07484A+FA+AB+AC+
78Pitman, NJPopulation: 9,03784A+DA+ABBB
79Strathmere, NJPopulation: 11884FC+A+A+AA+B
80Spring Lake Heights, NJPopulation: 4,73384A+FA+ABA+C+
81Montvale, NJPopulation: 7,82684AFA+AAA+C+
82Fort Lee, NJPopulation: 35,42084A+FA+ABAC+
83East Rutherford, NJPopulation: 8,90984A+FA+ABAC+
84Medford Lakes, NJPopulation: 4,16084AFA+A+AAC+
85Morris Plains, NJPopulation: 5,58683A+FA+AAA+C+
86Upper Saddle River, NJPopulation: 8,18683C+FA+A+A+A+C+
87Richwood, NJPopulation: 3,10183CD+A+A+A+AB
88North Caldwell, NJPopulation: 6,27683C+FA+A+A+A+C
89Succasunna, NJPopulation: 8,80883B+FA+A+AAC+
90Martinsville, NJPopulation: 11,59583B+FA+A+A+A+C
91Cresskill, NJPopulation: 8,54183AFA+AAA+C+
92North Arlington, NJPopulation: 15,40783A+FA+B+B+AC+
93Lambertville, NJPopulation: 3,89083A+FA+AB+AC+
94Englewood Cliffs, NJPopulation: 5,29783B+FA+AA+A+C+
95Matawan, NJPopulation: 8,79583A+FA+AB+AC+
96Brookdale, NJPopulation: 9,81483AFA+AAAC
97Dumont, NJPopulation: 17,50583A+FA+AB+AC+
98Boonton, NJPopulation: 8,40383A+FA+AB+AC
99Atlantic Highlands, NJPopulation: 4,38583A+FA+AAAC+
100Northvale, NJPopulation: 4,70083A+FA+AB+A+C+
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