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Safest Cities In New Jersey 2021

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score74
  • McGuire AFB, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,309
57
  • Fort Dix, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,246
73
  • Matawan, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,894
  • Matawan is your average Jersey suburb. It is has a decent main street with bars, a nice library and other miscellaneous shops. It is great for commuting into the city or down the shore. The best part…[read more]
74
  • Old Tappan, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,942
81
  • Park Ridge, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,854
84
  • New Providence, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,434
  • My family has been living in New Providence and we love the environment here. The neighbors here have a keen sense of unity in New Providence. The crime rate in New Providence is very low. The weather in…[read more]
69
  • Kinnelon, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,239
  • Living in Kinnelon is everything you would expect in the Garden State. Kinnelon is not the New Jersey you see in the travel brochures, far from the white-sand beaches of the Jersey Shore or the…[read more]
72
  • Montvale, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,285
77
  • Mendham, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,012
80
  • Fair Haven, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,033
75
  • New Milford, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,682
  • New Milford, NJ is a great place to call home! It is a town made up of people of many different cultures, and that makes it interesting! Throughout the year, there are parades, flea markets, and festive…[read more]
78
  • Butler, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,773
81
  • Oradell, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,160
81
  • Madison, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,090
  • I can't say enough great things about Madison, NJ! I moved here as a young man in my 20's and have had no desire to live anywhere else in the 30 years since. Everything from the fantastic weather all…[read more]
75
  • Mount Arlington, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,251
75
  • Norwood, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,828
82
  • Glen Rock, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,887
  • Glen Rock hates people from other towns and treats them like second class citizens. They give premium parking for town residents at a cheap cost for commuters while forcing non residents to a dirty…[read more]
75
  • Emerson, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,621
78
  • Cresskill, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,745
74
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,301
78
  • Fanwood, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,530
76
  • Hackettstown, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,585
78
  • Allendale, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,767
74
  • Wanaque, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,636
  • I decided that living in Jersey City was too much for me, I needed to find an area in New Jersey close enough so I could get to work in Manhattan but far away from the stress of a big city. Wanaque was…[read more]
82
  • Westfield, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,438
  • What can I say about living in Westfield, New Jersey? I get to live in the safest community, have the best food in the world, and be minutes from the city that never sleeps. If I want nightlife, I can…[read more]
74
  • Wood-Ridge, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,109
84
  • Dumont, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,788
  • My favorite part of living in Dumont is all the amazing people that make up this town! Of course, that's only one of the great points about living here. We take pride in our excellent schools, low crime…[read more]
75
  • Bogota, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,348
78
  • Hillsdale, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,454
  • I love living in Hillsdale, New Jersey. It is a wonderful place to live. I enjoy the peace and serenity of our wonderful community. The shopping in town is great! When I first moved there, I found…[read more]
78
  • Demarest, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,007
78
  • Lincoln Park, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,488
  • Impressive is one of the best words that can be used to describe living in Lincoln Park, NJ. Having lived in this city for 11 years, I can testify that this is one place whose livability is quite high.…[read more]
82
  • Tenafly, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,821
  • I experienced an awe-inspiring time while living in Tenafly New Jersey. The city is a part of Bergen County. Tenafly is close to Upper West Side New York. The quaint suburb has excellent award winning…[read more]
71
  • Ringwood, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,398
  • Ringwood is a great place to vacation, since you can find activities that every member of your family will enjoy. If you want to spend quality time in nature and see the flowers and trees that grow…[read more]
79
  • Westwood, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,170
  • Growing up in Bergen County, my favorite town is Westwood. Westwood is a charming historical town with a small town feel. Westwood is home to the Westwood Theater and Hackensack University Medical…[read more]
75
  • Waldwick, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,922
76
  • Oakland, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,041
  • I experienced an astonishing stay while living in Oakland New Jersey. The city is a part of Bergen County. Oakland is in close proximity to Woodcliff Lake New Jersey. The borough has well-established…[read more]
77
  • Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,124
  • Having spend my younger years in Hasbrouck Heights NJ, I can't say enough about. It's only 10 miles from Midtown Manhattan. It is close to Hackensack and Paramus. Shopping in the area is amazing if you…[read more]
86
  • Summit, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,895
  • When people discover I moved to Summit, New Jersey, they assume I am near the top or the highest point in the Garden State. The truth is that Summit is right in the center of the Garden State, yet I can…[read more]
82
  • Bergenfield, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,513
  • When my business relocated me to Jersey City, New Jersey, I wasn't sure what to expect. Forget about everything you think you know about the Garden State, Bergenfield has it all. I can be to work in…[read more]
85
  • Chatham, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,030
  • Like they say; Home is where the heart is.Chatham certainly offers a wonderful choice for living.Whether in the Borough or in the Township, you can enjoy everything there is to offerfrom the great…[read more]
75
  • Midland Park, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,283
81
  • Woodcliff Lake, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,844
84
  • River Edge, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,586
  • I fell in love with River Edge, NJ the first time I visited. I now live there and I love it! It's a beautiful town with alot to offer. There are townhomes, apartment communities, and beautiful…[read more]
76
  • Bernardsville, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,776
68
  • Hopatcong, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,633
  • The Suburbs! Living in Hopatcong is amazing. I love living here because it is a safe area with minimal reports of crimes being reported. It also has many amenities such as the Hopatcong State Park,…[read more]
74
  • Hawthorne, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,950
  • I grew up in Hawthorne, New Jersey. I moved back after college, and I bought my own home to settle down and raise my own family. Living in Hawthorne for most of my life, I can tell you it's a great place…[read more]
83
  • Leonia, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,137
79
  • Spotswood, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,418
73
  • Little Silver, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,922
60
  • Roseland, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,875

Low crime rates are an important factor when determining the livability of any given city in New Jersey. Finding the safest places to live in New Jersey can be challenging, especially in larger cities which tend to have more crime. Luckily, AreaVibes has done all the heavy lifting for you. Using science and data, AreaVibes has created a list of the safest places to live in New Jersey with a population over 5,000.

The New Jersey cities listed above have impeccably low crime rates when compared to other cities in the state. How did we choose the safest places to live in New Jersey? To create the list, we looked at both property crimes (burglary, theft, vehicle theft) and violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault), then calculated the number of crimes per 100,000 people so that all cities are compared equally. Higher weights were given to violent crimes.

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