Top 100 Cities In New Jersey

Best Places to Live in New Jersey AreaVibes scores the livability of more than 20,000 cities and neighborhoods across America based on their overall Livability Score. More infoTo sort by population, simply drag the slider left or right to find the range you're looking for. You can also sort each category by clicking on the category name to sort by highest to lowest or lowest to highest. If you've added up all the individual scores for each city and found that they don't equal 100, it's not because we're bad at math. Each category has a different weight, which results in the overall score being adjusted accordingly.
Rank  City
Livability Score
Cost of Living
Crime Index
1Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ86A+FA+B+A+A+C+
2Ridgewood, NJ86A+FA+B+A+A+C+
3Westfield, NJ85A+FA+BA+A+C+
4Summit, NJ85A+FA+BAA+C+
5Glen Rock, NJ85A+FA+B+A+A+C+
6Chatham, NJ84A+FA+B+A+A+C
7Essex Fells, NJ84AFA+BA+A+C
8New Providence, NJ84A+FA+B+AA+C+
9Leonia, NJ84A+FA+B+AA+C+
10Closter, NJ84A+FA+B+AA+C+
11Livingston, NJ84A+FA+BA+A+C
12Bernardsville, NJ84A+FA+BA+A+C
13Haddonfield, NJ84A+FA+BAAB
14Madison, NJ84A+FA+BAA+C
15Maywood, NJ84A+DA+BB+AC+
16Oradell, NJ84AFA+BAA+C+
17Allendale, NJ84B+FA+AA+A+C
18Metuchen, NJ83A+DA+BAAC+
19Rutherford, NJ83A+FA+BB+AC+
20Lincroft, NJ83AFA+BAA+C+
21Cranbury, NJ83B+FA+B+A+A+C+
22Fair Lawn, NJ83A+DA+BAAC+
23Westwood, NJ83A+FA+BB+A+C+
24Montvale, NJ83AFA+B+AA+C+
25Edgewater, NJ83A+FA+BB+AC+
26River Edge, NJ83A+FA+BAA+C+
27Fanwood, NJ83AFA+B+AAC+
28Glen Ridge, NJ83A+FABA+A+C+
29Pennington, NJ83B+FA+AAA+C+
30Park Ridge, NJ83AFA+B+AA+C+
31Waldwick, NJ83A+FA+BAAC+
32Kinnelon, NJ83B+FA+B+A+A+C
33Ramsey, NJ83AFA+B+AA+C
34Hasbrouck Heights, NJ83A+FA+BB+AC+
35Woodcliff Lake, NJ83BFA+B+A+A+C+
36Nutley, NJ83A+DA+BBAC+
37Demarest, NJ83AFA+BA+A+C+
38Fort Lee, NJ83A+DA+BBAC+
39Hillsdale, NJ83AFA+B+AA+C+
40Strathmore, NJ83A+DA+B+AAC+
41Princeton Junction, NJ83C+FA+AA+A+C+
42Morris Plains, NJ83AFA+BAA+C
43Tenafly, NJ83AFA+BAA+C+
44Turnersville, NJ83BCA+BAAB
45Florham Park, NJ82AFA+B+AA+C
46Montclair, NJ82A+FA+BAA+C
47Butler, NJ82A+DA+BBAC
48Mountainside, NJ82BFA+BA+A+C+
49Rockaway, NJ82A+DA+BB+AC
50Highland Park, NJ82A+DA+BBAC
51Maplewood, NJ82A+FA+BAAC+
52Dumont, NJ82A+DA+BB+AC+
53Fair Haven, NJ82B+FA+BA+A+C+
54Cresskill, NJ82AFA+BAA+C+
55Wanamassa, NJ82A+DA+BB+AC+
56Northvale, NJ82AFA+BAA+C+
57Rumson, NJ82BFA+BA+A+C+
58Wood-Ridge, NJ82A+DA+C+B+AC+
59Navesink, NJ82A+FA+BAAC+
60Norwood, NJ82B+FA+BAA+C+
61Midland Park, NJ82B+FA+B+AA+C
62Princeton, NJ82A+FAB+B+A+C+
63Kingston, NJ82B+DA+B+B+A+C+
64Teaneck, NJ82A+FA+BAAC+
65Little Silver, NJ82BFA+B+AA+C+
66Garwood, NJ82A+DA+BBAC+
67Lawrenceville, NJ82BDA+AAAC+
68Bogota, NJ82A+DA+C+B+AC+
69Boonton, NJ82A+DA+BB+AC
70Long Valley, NJ82B+DA+B+AAC
71Pompton Lakes, NJ82ADA+BB+AC
72Oakhurst, NJ82A+FA+BAAC+
73Franklin Lakes, NJ82C+FA+BA+A+C
74Oceanport, NJ82ADA+BB+AC+
75Edison, NJ82A+FA+BB+AC+
76Brielle, NJ82AFA+B+B+A+C+
77Manahawkin, NJ82ADA+BBAC+
78Brass Castle, NJ82FAA+BAAC
79Lambertville, NJ82A+DA+BBAC+
80Matawan, NJ81A+DA+C+B+AC+
81Plainsboro Center, NJ81BDA+AB+AC+
82West Belmar, NJ81A+DA+BBB+C+
83Ridgefield, NJ81A+FA+CBA+C+
84Point Pleasant, NJ81A+DA+BBAC+
85Heathcote, NJ81B+DA+BAAC+
86Caldwell, NJ81A+FA+BB+AC
87North Arlington, NJ81A+DA+C+BAC+
88Roselle Park, NJ81A+DA+C+BAC+
89Haworth, NJ81BFA+BA+A+C+
90New Milford, NJ81ADA+BBAC+
91Spring Lake Heights, NJ81A+FA+BBAC+
92Emerson, NJ81B+FA+BAA+C+
93Cliffside Park, NJ81A+FA+CBAC+
94Shark River Hills, NJ81ADA+BB+AC+
95Palisades Park, NJ81A+FA+CBA+C+
96Mendham, NJ81C+FA+B+A+A+C
97White House Station, NJ81BDA+B+AAC
98Chester, NJ81AFA+BAA+C
99Ridgefield Park, NJ81A+DA+BBAC+
100East Brunswick, NJ81B+FA+BAAC+