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+
2Chatham, NJPopulation: 8,97887A+FA+A+A+A+C+
3Ho-Ho-Kus, NJPopulation: 4,08587A+FA+A+A+A+C+
4Upper Montclair, NJPopulation: 11,37387A+FA+A+A+A+C
5Westfield, NJPopulation: 30,29687A+FA+A+A+A+C+
6Diamond Beach, NJPopulation: 14787BC+A+A+AA+B
7Haddonfield, NJPopulation: 11,58886A+FA+A+A+A+B
8Little Silver, NJPopulation: 5,97086A+FA+A+A+A+C+
9Hillsdale, NJPopulation: 10,25186A+FA+A+A+A+C+
10Summit, NJPopulation: 21,46886A+FA+A+AA+C+
11Rockleigh, NJPopulation: 45186B+FA+AA+A+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
15Edgewater, NJPopulation: 11,42586A+FA+A+AA+C+
16New Providence, NJPopulation: 12,19185A+FA+A+A+A+C+
17Mountain Lakes, NJPopulation: 4,20685B+FA+A+A+A+C+
18Glen Ridge, NJPopulation: 7,52085A+FAA+A+A+C
19Metuchen, NJPopulation: 13,58585A+FA+A+AAC+
20Bernardsville, NJPopulation: 7,71085A+FA+A+A+A+C
21Tenafly, NJPopulation: 14,47385A+FA+A+A+A+C+
22Madison, NJPopulation: 15,92385A+FA+AAA+C+
23Franklin Lakes, NJPopulation: 10,59685AFA+A+A+A+C
24Demarest, NJPopulation: 4,90985AFA+A+A+A+C+
25Rumson, NJPopulation: 7,09885AFA+A+A+A+C+
26Waldwick, NJPopulation: 9,69385A+FA+AAAC+
27Ramsey, NJPopulation: 14,52885A+FA+A+A+A+C
28Oradell, NJPopulation: 7,99785AFA+A+A+A+C+
29Closter, NJPopulation: 8,39785A+FA+AAA+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+
33Blawenburg, NJPopulation: 51585D+DA+A+A+A+C+
34Hasbrouck Heights, NJPopulation: 11,83085A+FA+AAAC+
35Florham Park, NJPopulation: 11,69385A+FA+A+AA+C+
36Cranbury, NJPopulation: 2,17585B+FA+A+A+A+C+
37Leonia, NJPopulation: 8,94885A+FA+A+BA+C+
38Lincroft, NJPopulation: 6,29985A+FA+A+A+A+C+
39Moorestown-Lenola, NJPopulation: 14,01985A+FA+AAAB
40Fanwood, NJPopulation: 7,31385A+FA+AA+AC+
41Kinnelon, NJPopulation: 10,27685A+FA+A+A+A+C
42Mountainside, NJPopulation: 6,69585AFA+A+A+A+C+
43Haworth, NJPopulation: 3,38285AFA+A+A+A+C+
44Morganville, NJPopulation: 4,34584ADA+AAA+C+
45Navesink, NJPopulation: 1,77784AFA+A+AA+C+
46Allendale, NJPopulation: 6,54984AFA+AA+A+C+
47Harrington Park, NJPopulation: 4,71584AFA+A+A+A+C+
48Rutherford, NJPopulation: 18,08484A+FA+AB+AC+
49Milltown, NJPopulation: 6,91684A+FA+A+B+AC+
50Park Ridge, NJPopulation: 8,69984AFA+A+AA+C+
51Maywood, NJPopulation: 9,54784A+FA+AB+AC+
52Robertsville, NJPopulation: 10,29384AFA+A+A+A+C+
53Wanamassa, NJPopulation: 4,40684A+FA+AAAC+
54Short Hills, NJPopulation: 12,96384C+FA+A+A+A+C+
55West Freehold, NJPopulation: 14,11584A+FA+AAAC+
56Robbinsville, NJPopulation: 3,01584A+FA+A+AAC+
57Fair Lawn, NJPopulation: 32,47984A+FA+AAAC+
58Emerson, NJPopulation: 7,47184AFA+AAA+C+
59Lawrenceville, NJPopulation: 3,67184AFA+A+AB+C+
60Shrewsbury, NJPopulation: 3,82284A+FA+A+AA+C+
61Springdale, NJPopulation: 14,90184B+FA+A+A+AB
62Rocky Hill, NJPopulation: 54684AFA+A+AAC+
63River Edge, NJPopulation: 11,34084A+FA+AAA+C+
64Oakhurst, NJPopulation: 4,16384A+FA+A+AAC+
65Heathcote, NJPopulation: 5,80584AFA+A+A+AC+
66Interlaken, NJPopulation: 82184A+FA+A+A+A+C+
67Wood-Ridge, NJPopulation: 7,89284A+FA+B+AAC+
68Pennington, NJPopulation: 2,59184B+FA+A+AA+C+
69Turnersville, NJPopulation: 3,48184B+FA+A+AAB
70Strathmore, NJPopulation: 7,00184AFA+A+AAC+
71Bogota, NJPopulation: 8,20084A+FA+AB+AC+
72East Rocky Hill, NJPopulation: 31084AFA+A+AA+C+
73Strathmere, NJPopulation: 11884FC+A+A+AA+B
74Point Pleasant, NJPopulation: 18,49984A+FA+AB+AC+
75Spring Lake Heights, NJPopulation: 4,73384A+FA+ABA+C+
76Montvale, NJPopulation: 7,82684AFA+AAA+C+
77Fort Lee, NJPopulation: 35,42084A+FA+ABAC+
78Medford Lakes, NJPopulation: 4,16084AFA+A+AAC+
79Atlantic Highlands, NJPopulation: 4,38583A+FA+AAAC+
80East Rutherford, NJPopulation: 8,90983A+FA+ABAC+
81Greentree, NJPopulation: 11,42583AFA+A+AAB
82Morris Plains, NJPopulation: 5,58683A+FA+AAA+C+
83Upper Saddle River, NJPopulation: 8,18683C+FA+A+A+A+C+
84Richwood, NJPopulation: 3,10183CD+A+A+A+AB
85North Caldwell, NJPopulation: 6,27683C+FA+A+A+A+C
86Clinton, NJPopulation: 2,71083A+FA+AAAC
87Succasunna, NJPopulation: 8,80883B+FA+A+AAC+
88Highland Park, NJPopulation: 14,07483A+FA+AB+AC+
89Martinsville, NJPopulation: 11,59583B+FA+A+A+A+C
90Chester, NJPopulation: 1,55883AFA+AAA+C+
91Haddon Heights, NJPopulation: 7,53083A+DA+AB+B+B
92Cresskill, NJPopulation: 8,54183AFA+AAA+C+
93North Arlington, NJPopulation: 15,40783A+FA+B+B+AC+
94Butler, NJPopulation: 7,54783A+FA+AB+AC
95Englewood Cliffs, NJPopulation: 5,29783B+FA+AA+A+C+
96Matawan, NJPopulation: 8,79583A+FA+AB+AC+
97Brookdale, NJPopulation: 9,81483AFA+AAAC
98Riverton, NJPopulation: 2,78983ADA+A+AAB
99Dumont, NJPopulation: 17,50583A+FA+AB+AC+
100Boonton, NJPopulation: 8,40383A+FA+AB+AC
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