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A+ Garfield Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Garfield Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% higher than New Jersey
12727% more expensive than the US average
New Jersey
12525% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Garfield cost of living
A- Garfield Crime Total crime is 8% higher than New Jersey
Total crime
1,93030% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5230% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-4%Year over year crime is down
Garfield crime
D Garfield Employment Household income is 35% lower than New Jersey
Median household income
$48,25413% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$23,47921% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%2% higher than the US average
Garfield employment
F Garfield Housing Home value is 4% higher than New Jersey
Median home value
$329,90079% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,22229% higher than the US average
Home ownership
36%43% lower than the US average
Garfield real estate or Garfield rentals
F Garfield Schools HS graduation rate is 7% lower than New Jersey
High school grad. rates
80%3% lower than the US average
School test scores
36%26% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:122% lower than the US average
Garfield K-12 schools

Living in Garfield, NJ

Garfield is a moderately-sized city located in the state of New Jersey. The city has a population of 31,456 people. In Garfield, there are 14,901 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. At 84%, the majority of the Garfield population is White; this is followed by 5% Black and 3% Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Garfield are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 30% of the population also speak Spanish.

Whether you’re moving to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Garfield could be a positive experience compared to other cities in New Jersey if you know where to search. The best areas in Garfield and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, weather, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the New Jersey and national averages.

The livability score in Garfield is 63/100 and the city is ranked in the 31st percentile of all cities across America. If we examine each of the categories on their own, we see that Garfield ranks well for amenities (A+) and crime (B). On a more negative note, Garfield does not have favorable grades for the following: cost of living (F), education (F), employment (D) and housing (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Garfield, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Garfield gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 183 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Garfield is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Garfield come in at $329,900, which is 4.3% higher than the New Jersey average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Garfield, the home price to income ratio is 6.8, which is 58.1% higher than the New Jersey average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Garfield were 9.1%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 5.2%.

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Compare Garfield, NJ Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Garfield, NJ

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Liberty Park, Jersey City7812.8447
Battery Park, New York7712.613,570
North Sutton Area, New York7711.417,279
Upper East Side, New York7710.8194,024
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Carnegie Hill, New York7610.414,743
Garment District, New York7510.84,769
Upper West Side, New York749.4204,475
Central Park, New York74102,162

Best Cities Near Garfield, NJ

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Cannondale, CT8842.592
Zarephath, NJ8334.18
North Hills, NY8123.65,420
Princeton, NJ8146.430,168
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Pelham, NY8015.86,996
Plandome, NY8021.81,228
Jericho, NY8030.313,730
Manhasset, NY8022.67,996

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Garfield Represents All That is Great About the Northeast

I have been living in Garfield New Jersey for about three years, and I still can not believe how lucky I am. I am a few miles from Connecticut or New York, and have my pick of the best restaurants in the country on any given night. On the weekends I can see a Broadway show, at night hit the best nightclubs on the east coast.

I can shop the high-end shops in Manhattan, or drive a few miles to Jersey City and find discount outlets. My neighborhood is the type where you know everyone by name and they all watch your house when you are out.

The best areas in Garfield include seeing the Jets play at Met Life stadium, visiting all the museums, and taking the kids to the zoo. I have been enjoying the best bagels, pizza, pork roll. hoagies, donuts, and burgers on the planet. I am addicted to White Castle and their sliders, a meal you have to try to appreciate.
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Source: The Garfield, NJ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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