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A+ Middlesex Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Middlesex Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% lower than New Jersey
Middlesex
12424% more expensive than the US average
New Jersey
12525% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Middlesex cost of living
B+ Middlesex Crime Total crime is 2% higher than New Jersey
Total crime
1,81734% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5634% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
98%Year over year crime is up
Middlesex crime
B- Middlesex Employment Household income is 12% higher than New Jersey
Median household income
$82,66349% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$33,98714% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%36% lower than the US average
Middlesex employment
F Middlesex Housing Home value is 4% lower than New Jersey
Median home value
$302,80064% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,29536% higher than the US average
Home ownership
76%19% higher than the US average
Middlesex real estate or Middlesex rentals
C Middlesex Schools HS graduation rate is 2% higher than New Jersey
High school grad. rates
88%6% higher than the US average
School test scores
51%3% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:114% lower than the US average
Middlesex K-12 schools

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Middlesex, NJ City Review

Attractions9/10
Community9/10
Nightlife7/10
Dining7/10
Shopping6/10
Middlesex, NJ is a suburb of New York City, and it is definitely appealing for those who have families, or for those who simply want to get out of the hustle and bustle surrounding the downtown Big Apple. Of course, there are pros and cons to any locality, and it is no different with Middlesex. Here is some information to consider.

First of all, there are many nearby attractions that people can enjoy. These would include Roosevelt State Park, which has tennis courts, basketball courts, and a number of opportunities for fishing, biking, and hiking. The Stone Museum also will offer the geologist in your family plenty to explore their passion, and finally the Cornucopia Cruise offers couples a nice romantic night of dinner right along the bays of New Jersey in nearby Perth Amboy.

The community is safe, quiet, and relatively affordable for the area. The median price of a home is around $300,000 and the rent is usually around $1,300. The crime statistics show events that are significantly lower than those found in the city.

When I lived in this locale, the one thing I was impressed by was the excellent assortment of Italian restaurants available. There are other types available if Italian is not your thing, but this seemed to be this region’s specialty when I was there.I have never been into a “nightlife” per se, but Middlesex does have a number of sports bars for those who enjoy it.

There is no mall in the area but there was a shopping center and several specialty shops. Overall, it wasn’t a bad place to live.
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Source: The Middlesex, NJ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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