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 8,793,888 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+
5Upper Montclair, NJPopulation: 11,37386A+FA+A+A+A+C
6Hillsdale, NJPopulation: 10,25185A+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+
10Waldwick, NJPopulation: 9,69385A+FA+AAAC+
11Mountain Lakes, NJPopulation: 4,20685B+FA+A+A+A+C+
12Glen Ridge, NJPopulation: 7,52085A+FB+A+A+A+C
13Bernardsville, NJPopulation: 7,71084A+FA+A+A+A+C
14Madison, NJPopulation: 15,92384A+FA+AAA+C+
15New Providence, NJPopulation: 12,19184A+FA+A+A+A+C+
16Little Silver, NJPopulation: 5,97084A+FAA+A+A+C+
17Franklin Lakes, NJPopulation: 10,59684AFA+A+A+A+C
18Tenafly, NJPopulation: 14,47384A+FA+A+A+A+C+
19Haworth, NJPopulation: 3,38284AFA+A+A+A+C+
20Demarest, NJPopulation: 4,90984AFA+A+A+A+C+
21Essex Fells, NJPopulation: 2,12584AFA+A+A+A+C
22Milltown, NJPopulation: 6,91684A+FA+A+B+AC+
23Cranbury, NJPopulation: 2,17584B+FA+A+A+A+C+
24Rumson, NJPopulation: 7,09884AFA+A+A+A+C+
25Harrington Park, NJPopulation: 4,71584AFA+A+A+A+C+
26Kinnelon, NJPopulation: 10,27684A+FA+A+A+A+C
27Princeton, NJPopulation: 12,34284A+FA+AAA+C+
28Brielle, NJPopulation: 4,78784A+FA+A+AA+C+
29Lincroft, NJPopulation: 6,29984A+FA+A+A+A+C+
30Oradell, NJPopulation: 7,99784AFA+A+A+A+C+
31Allendale, NJPopulation: 6,54984AFA+AA+A+C+
32Westwood, NJPopulation: 10,93684A+FA+AB+AC+
33Navesink, NJPopulation: 1,77784AFA+A+AA+C+
34Closter, NJPopulation: 8,39784A+FA+AAA+C+
35Mountainside, NJPopulation: 6,69584AFA+A+A+A+C+
36Fair Haven, NJPopulation: 6,10284AFA+A+A+A+C+
37Metuchen, NJPopulation: 13,58584A+FA+A+AAC+
38Park Ridge, NJPopulation: 8,69984AFA+A+AA+C+
39Pennington, NJPopulation: 2,59184B+FA+A+AA+C+
40Spring Lake Heights, NJPopulation: 4,73384A+FA+ABA+C+
41Hasbrouck Heights, NJPopulation: 11,83083A+FA+AAAC+
42Emerson, NJPopulation: 7,47183AFA+AAA+C+
43Florham Park, NJPopulation: 11,69383A+FA+A+AA+C+
44Ramsey, NJPopulation: 14,52883A+FAA+A+A+C
45Leonia, NJPopulation: 8,94883A+FA+A+BA+C+
46Edgewater, NJPopulation: 11,42583A+FAA+AA+C+
47River Edge, NJPopulation: 11,34083A+FA+AAA+C+
48Medford Lakes, NJPopulation: 4,16083AFA+A+AAC+
49Sea Girt, NJPopulation: 1,87083A+FA+A+AA+C+
50Robbinsville, NJPopulation: 3,01583A+FA+A+AAC+
51Fanwood, NJPopulation: 7,31383A+FA+AA+AC+
52Short Hills, NJPopulation: 12,96383C+FA+A+A+A+C+
53Wood-Ridge, NJPopulation: 7,89283A+FA+B+AAC+
54Fair Lawn, NJPopulation: 32,47983A+FA+AAAC+
55North Caldwell, NJPopulation: 6,27683C+FA+A+A+A+C
56Old Tappan, NJPopulation: 5,75483BFA+A+A+A+C+
57Upper Saddle River, NJPopulation: 8,18683C+FA+A+A+A+C+
58Lawrenceville, NJPopulation: 3,67183ADA+A+AB+C+
59Montvale, NJPopulation: 7,82683AFA+AAA+C+
60Point Pleasant, NJPopulation: 18,49983A+FAAB+AC+
61Shrewsbury, NJPopulation: 3,82283A+FAA+AA+C+
62Robertsville, NJPopulation: 10,29382AFA+A+A+A+C+
63Greenwich, NJPopulation: 2,81382AFA+A+A+AC
64Maywood, NJPopulation: 9,54782A+FA+AB+AC+
65Ten Mile Run, NJPopulation: 1,67582BFA+A+A+A+C
66Rutherford, NJPopulation: 18,08482A+FAAB+AC+
67Midland Park, NJPopulation: 7,13182AFA+A+B+AC+
68Mendham, NJPopulation: 5,00482C+FA+A+A+A+C+
69Moorestown-Lenola, NJPopulation: 14,01982A+FAAAAB
70Manasquan, NJPopulation: 5,90482A+FAA+B+A+C+
71Wanamassa, NJPopulation: 4,40682A+FAAAAC+
72Bogota, NJPopulation: 8,20082A+FA+AB+AC+
73Spring Lake, NJPopulation: 3,01882A+FAA+AA+C+
74Turnersville, NJPopulation: 3,48182B+FA+A+AAB
75Oakhurst, NJPopulation: 4,16382A+FAA+AAC+
76Fort Lee, NJPopulation: 35,42082A+FA+ABAC+
77West Freehold, NJPopulation: 14,11582A+FB+AAAC+
78Martinsville, NJPopulation: 11,59582B+FA+A+A+A+C
79Heathcote, NJPopulation: 5,80582AFAA+A+AC+
80East Rocky Hill, NJPopulation: 31082AFA+A+AA+C+
81Morris Plains, NJPopulation: 5,58682A+FA+AAA+C+
82Rockleigh, NJPopulation: 45182B+FAAA+A+C+
83Morganville, NJPopulation: 4,34582AFA+AAA+C+
84Princeton Junction, NJPopulation: 2,25982C+FA+A+AA+C+
85Springdale, NJPopulation: 14,90182B+FAA+A+AB
86Atlantic Highlands, NJPopulation: 4,38582A+FA+AAAC+
87Cresskill, NJPopulation: 8,54182AFA+AAA+C+
88Northvale, NJPopulation: 4,70082A+FA+AB+A+C+
89Rocky Hill, NJPopulation: 54682AFAA+AAC+
90Matawan, NJPopulation: 8,79582A+FA+AB+AC+
91Dumont, NJPopulation: 17,50582A+FA+AB+AC+
92Bloomingdale, NJPopulation: 7,65482A+FA+ABAC
93Englewood Cliffs, NJPopulation: 5,29782B+FA+AA+A+C+
94Highland Park, NJPopulation: 14,07482A+FAAB+AC+
95Strathmore, NJPopulation: 7,00182AFAA+AAC+
96Oakland, NJPopulation: 12,76382B+FA+AAA+C
97Butler, NJPopulation: 7,54782A+FAAB+AC
98Pitman, NJPopulation: 9,03782A+DAABBB
99Ocean Grove, NJPopulation: 3,23582A+FA+A+C+AC+
100West Belmar, NJPopulation: 2,57982A+FA+AB+AC+
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