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+
2Diamond Beach, NJPopulation: 14787BC+A+A+AA+B
3Westfield, NJPopulation: 30,29687A+FA+A+A+A+C+
4Ho-Ho-Kus, NJPopulation: 4,08586A+FA+A+A+A+C+
5Chatham, NJPopulation: 8,97886A+FA+A+A+A+C+
6Glen Rock, NJPopulation: 11,63186A+FA+A+A+A+C+
7Haddonfield, NJPopulation: 11,58886A+FA+A+A+A+B
8Rockleigh, NJPopulation: 45186B+FA+AA+A+C+
9Summit, NJPopulation: 21,46886A+FA+A+AA+C+
10Princeton, NJPopulation: 12,34286A+FA+AAA+C+
11Essex Fells, NJPopulation: 2,12586AFA+A+A+A+C
12Edgewater, NJPopulation: 11,42585A+FA+A+AA+C+
13Glen Ridge, NJPopulation: 7,52085A+FAA+A+A+C
14Oradell, NJPopulation: 7,99785AFA+A+A+A+C+
15Closter, NJPopulation: 8,39785A+FA+AAA+C+
16New Providence, NJPopulation: 12,19185A+FA+A+A+A+C+
17Bernardsville, NJPopulation: 7,71085A+FA+A+A+A+C
18Demarest, NJPopulation: 4,90985AFA+A+A+A+C+
19Hasbrouck Heights, NJPopulation: 11,83085A+FA+AAAC+
20Blawenburg, NJPopulation: 51585D+DA+A+A+A+C+
21Madison, NJPopulation: 15,92385A+FA+AAA+C+
22Metuchen, NJPopulation: 13,58585A+FA+A+AAC+
23Cranbury, NJPopulation: 2,17585B+FA+A+A+A+C+
24Westwood, NJPopulation: 10,93685A+FA+AB+AC+
25Maywood, NJPopulation: 9,54784A+FA+AB+AC+
26Navesink, NJPopulation: 1,77784AFA+A+AA+C+
27Rutherford, NJPopulation: 18,08484A+FA+AB+AC+
28Strathmore, NJPopulation: 7,00184A+FA+A+AAC+
29Upper Montclair, NJPopulation: 11,37384B+FA+A+A+A+C
30Tenafly, NJPopulation: 14,47384AFA+A+A+A+C+
31Leonia, NJPopulation: 8,94884A+FA+A+BA+C+
32Waldwick, NJPopulation: 9,69384A+FA+AAAC+
33Fair Lawn, NJPopulation: 32,47984A+FA+AAAC+
34Fanwood, NJPopulation: 7,31384AFA+AA+AC+
35Robbinsville, NJPopulation: 3,01584A+FA+A+AAC+
36Hillsdale, NJPopulation: 10,25184AFA+A+A+A+C+
37Rocky Hill, NJPopulation: 54684AFA+A+AAC+
38Little Silver, NJPopulation: 5,97084BFA+A+A+A+C+
39Interlaken, NJPopulation: 82184A+FA+A+A+A+C+
40Ramsey, NJPopulation: 14,52884AFA+A+A+A+C
41Pennington, NJPopulation: 2,59184B+FA+A+AA+C+
42Florham Park, NJPopulation: 11,69384AFA+A+AA+C+
43Fair Haven, NJPopulation: 6,10284B+FA+A+A+A+C+
44East Rocky Hill, NJPopulation: 31084AFA+A+AA+C+
45Highland Park, NJPopulation: 14,07484A+FA+AB+AC+
46Allendale, NJPopulation: 6,54984B+FA+AA+A+C+
47River Edge, NJPopulation: 11,34084A+FA+AAA+C+
48Strathmere, NJPopulation: 11884FC+A+A+AA+B
49Wanamassa, NJPopulation: 4,40684A+FA+AAAC+
50Oakhurst, NJPopulation: 4,16384A+FA+A+AAC+
51Wood-Ridge, NJPopulation: 7,89283A+FA+B+AAC+
52Montvale, NJPopulation: 7,82683AFA+AAA+C+
53East Rutherford, NJPopulation: 8,90983A+FA+ABAC+
54Moorestown-Lenola, NJPopulation: 14,01983AFA+AAAB
55Chester, NJPopulation: 1,55883AFA+AAA+C+
56Shrewsbury, NJPopulation: 3,82283A+FA+A+AA+C+
57Rumson, NJPopulation: 7,09883BFA+A+A+A+C+
58Fort Lee, NJPopulation: 35,42083A+FA+ABAC+
59Brielle, NJPopulation: 4,78783AFA+A+AA+C+
60Kinnelon, NJPopulation: 10,27683B+FA+A+A+A+C
61Bogota, NJPopulation: 8,20083A+FA+AB+AC+
62Park Ridge, NJPopulation: 8,69983B+FA+A+AA+C+
63Haworth, NJPopulation: 3,38283BFA+A+A+A+C+
64Point Pleasant, NJPopulation: 18,49983A+FA+AB+AC+
65Lincroft, NJPopulation: 6,29983B+FA+A+A+A+C+
66Mountainside, NJPopulation: 6,69583BFA+A+A+A+C+
67West Freehold, NJPopulation: 14,11583AFA+AAAC+
68Morris Plains, NJPopulation: 5,58683AFA+AAA+C+
69Woodcliff Lake, NJPopulation: 5,75083BFA+A+A+A+C+
70Pleasant Plains, NJPopulation: 84083BFA+A+A+A+C
71Mendham, NJPopulation: 5,00483C+FA+A+A+A+C+
72Clinton, NJPopulation: 2,71083AFA+AAAC
73Haddon Heights, NJPopulation: 7,53083ADA+AB+B+B
74Ocean Grove, NJPopulation: 3,23583A+FA+A+C+AC+
75Ridgefield, NJPopulation: 11,08183A+FA+ABA+C+
76Richwood, NJPopulation: 3,10183D+D+A+A+A+AB
77Ten Mile Run, NJPopulation: 1,67583BFA+A+A+A+C
78Butler, NJPopulation: 7,54783A+FA+AB+AC
79Delaware, NJPopulation: 8983D+CA+A+AAC+
80Turnersville, NJPopulation: 3,48183BFA+A+AAB
81Northvale, NJPopulation: 4,70083AFA+AB+A+C+
82Milltown, NJPopulation: 6,91683AFA+A+B+AC+
83Hoboken, NJPopulation: 49,89883A+FB+AAA+C+
84Emerson, NJPopulation: 7,47183B+FA+AAA+C+
85Mountain Lakes, NJPopulation: 4,20683CFA+A+A+A+C+
86Cresskill, NJPopulation: 8,54183AFA+AAA+C+
87Matawan, NJPopulation: 8,79583A+FA+AB+AC+
88Sea Girt, NJPopulation: 1,87083A+FA+A+AA+C+
89Dumont, NJPopulation: 17,50583A+FA+AB+AC+
90Golden Triangle, NJPopulation: 3,78183A+DA+B+BBB
91Greentree, NJPopulation: 11,42583B+FA+A+AAB
92Garwood, NJPopulation: 4,29583A+FA+AB+AC+
93Brookdale, NJPopulation: 9,81483AFA+AAAC
94Boonton, NJPopulation: 8,40383A+FA+AB+AC
95Green Knoll, NJPopulation: 5,66982AFA+AAAC
96Singac, NJPopulation: 4,32782A+FA+B+B+AC
97Franklin Lakes, NJPopulation: 10,59682C+FA+A+A+A+C
98Woodbridge, NJPopulation: 20,12582A+FA+B+B+B+C+
99Princeton Junction, NJPopulation: 2,25982C+FA+A+AA+C+
100Lawrenceville, NJPopulation: 3,67182BFA+A+AB+C+
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