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
1Ho-Ho-Kus, NJPopulation: 4,08586A+FA+A+A+A+C+
2Chatham, NJPopulation: 8,97886A+FA+A+A+A+C+
3Ridgewood, NJPopulation: 24,99986A+FA+A+A+A+C+
4Westfield, NJPopulation: 30,29686A+FA+A+A+A+C+
5Hillsdale, NJPopulation: 10,25185A+FA+A+A+A+C+
6Upper Montclair, NJPopulation: 11,37385A+FA+A+A+A+C
7Haddonfield, NJPopulation: 11,58885A+FAA+A+A+B
8Glen Rock, NJPopulation: 11,63185AFA+A+A+A+C+
9Summit, NJPopulation: 21,46885A+FA+A+AA+C+
10Mountain Lakes, NJPopulation: 4,20685B+FA+A+A+A+C+
11Waldwick, NJPopulation: 9,69385A+FA+AAAC+
12Glen Ridge, NJPopulation: 7,52084A+FB+A+A+A+C
13Bernardsville, NJPopulation: 7,71084A+FA+A+A+A+C
14Haworth, NJPopulation: 3,38284AFA+A+A+A+C+
15Little Silver, NJPopulation: 5,97084A+FAA+A+A+C+
16Tenafly, NJPopulation: 14,47384A+FA+A+A+A+C+
17New Providence, NJPopulation: 12,19184A+FA+A+A+A+C+
18Demarest, NJPopulation: 4,90984AFA+A+A+A+C+
19Madison, NJPopulation: 15,92384A+FA+AAA+C+
20Diamond Beach, NJPopulation: 14784BC+AA+AA+B
21Harrington Park, NJPopulation: 4,71584AFA+A+A+A+C+
22Franklin Lakes, NJPopulation: 10,59684AFA+A+A+A+C
23Westwood, NJPopulation: 10,93684A+FA+AB+AC+
24Oradell, NJPopulation: 7,99784AFA+A+A+A+C+
25Essex Fells, NJPopulation: 2,12584AFA+A+A+A+C
26Milltown, NJPopulation: 6,91684A+FA+A+B+AC+
27Rumson, NJPopulation: 7,09884AFA+A+A+A+C+
28Cranbury, NJPopulation: 2,17584B+FA+A+A+A+C+
29Closter, NJPopulation: 8,39784A+FA+AAA+C+
30Princeton, NJPopulation: 12,34284A+FA+AAA+C+
31Kinnelon, NJPopulation: 10,27684A+FA+A+A+A+C
32Allendale, NJPopulation: 6,54984AFA+AA+A+C+
33Park Ridge, NJPopulation: 8,69984AFA+A+AA+C+
34Rockleigh, NJPopulation: 45184B+FAAA+A+C+
35Hasbrouck Heights, NJPopulation: 11,83084A+FA+AAAC+
36Fair Haven, NJPopulation: 6,10284AFA+A+A+A+C+
37Navesink, NJPopulation: 1,77784AFA+A+AA+C+
38Mountainside, NJPopulation: 6,69584AFA+A+A+A+C+
39Emerson, NJPopulation: 7,47184AFA+AAA+C+
40Metuchen, NJPopulation: 13,58584A+FA+A+AAC+
41Brielle, NJPopulation: 4,78784A+FA+A+AA+C+
42Leonia, NJPopulation: 8,94884A+FA+A+BA+C+
43Pennington, NJPopulation: 2,59184B+FA+A+AA+C+
44Lincroft, NJPopulation: 6,29983A+FA+A+A+A+C+
45River Edge, NJPopulation: 11,34083A+FA+AAA+C+
46Florham Park, NJPopulation: 11,69383A+FA+A+AA+C+
47Blawenburg, NJPopulation: 51583D+DA+A+A+A+C+
48Morganville, NJPopulation: 4,34583ADA+AAA+C+
49Ramsey, NJPopulation: 14,52883A+FAA+A+A+C
50Edgewater, NJPopulation: 11,42583A+FAA+AA+C+
51Spring Lake Heights, NJPopulation: 4,73383A+FA+ABA+C+
52Wood-Ridge, NJPopulation: 7,89283A+FA+B+AAC+
53Medford Lakes, NJPopulation: 4,16083AFA+A+AAC+
54Fanwood, NJPopulation: 7,31383A+FA+AA+AC+
55Robbinsville, NJPopulation: 3,01583A+FA+A+AAC+
56Old Tappan, NJPopulation: 5,75483BFA+A+A+A+C+
57Sea Girt, NJPopulation: 1,87083A+FA+A+AA+C+
58Short Hills, NJPopulation: 12,96383C+FA+A+A+A+C+
59Montvale, NJPopulation: 7,82683AFA+AAA+C+
60Maywood, NJPopulation: 9,54783A+FA+AB+AC+
61North Caldwell, NJPopulation: 6,27683C+FA+A+A+A+C
62Fair Lawn, NJPopulation: 32,47983A+FA+AAAC+
63Upper Saddle River, NJPopulation: 8,18683C+FA+A+A+A+C+
64Rutherford, NJPopulation: 18,08483A+FAAB+AC+
65Greenwich, NJPopulation: 2,81383AFA+A+A+AC
66Lawrenceville, NJPopulation: 3,67183AFA+A+AB+C+
67Shrewsbury, NJPopulation: 3,82282A+FAA+AA+C+
68Bogota, NJPopulation: 8,20082A+FA+AB+AC+
69Robertsville, NJPopulation: 10,29382AFAA+A+A+C+
70Ten Mile Run, NJPopulation: 1,67582BFA+A+A+A+C
71Moorestown-Lenola, NJPopulation: 14,01982A+FAAAAB
72Mendham, NJPopulation: 5,00482C+FA+A+A+A+C+
73Midland Park, NJPopulation: 7,13182AFA+A+B+AC+
74Strathmere, NJPopulation: 11882FC+A+A+AA+B
75Wanamassa, NJPopulation: 4,40682A+FAAAAC+
76Turnersville, NJPopulation: 3,48182B+FA+A+AAB
77Northvale, NJPopulation: 4,70082A+FA+AB+A+C+
78Dumont, NJPopulation: 17,50582A+FA+AB+AC+
79Fort Lee, NJPopulation: 35,42082A+FA+ABAC+
80Cresskill, NJPopulation: 8,54182AFA+AAA+C+
81Oakhurst, NJPopulation: 4,16382A+FAA+AAC+
82Springdale, NJPopulation: 14,90182B+FAA+A+AB
83Martinsville, NJPopulation: 11,59582B+FA+A+A+A+C
84Spring Lake, NJPopulation: 3,01882A+FAA+AA+C+
85East Rocky Hill, NJPopulation: 31082AFA+A+AA+C+
86Heathcote, NJPopulation: 5,80582AFAA+A+AC+
87Richwood, NJPopulation: 3,10182CD+A+A+A+AB
88West Freehold, NJPopulation: 14,11582A+FB+AAAC+
89Point Pleasant, NJPopulation: 18,49982A+FAAB+AC+
90Princeton Junction, NJPopulation: 2,25982C+FA+A+AA+C+
91Morris Plains, NJPopulation: 5,58682A+FA+AAA+C+
92Manasquan, NJPopulation: 5,90482A+FAA+B+A+C+
93Atlantic Highlands, NJPopulation: 4,38582A+FA+AAAC+
94Rocky Hill, NJPopulation: 54682AFAA+AAC+
95Matawan, NJPopulation: 8,79582A+FA+AB+AC+
96Ridgefield, NJPopulation: 11,08182A+FA+ABA+C+
97Englewood Cliffs, NJPopulation: 5,29782B+FA+AA+A+C+
98Pitman, NJPopulation: 9,03782A+DAABBB
99Highland Park, NJPopulation: 14,07482A+FAAB+AC+
100East Rutherford, NJPopulation: 8,90982A+FAABAC+
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