Livability Score

76
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (16) A+
Douglass Cafe
Coffee Shop
Caffe Bene
Coffee Shop
Bagel Nosh
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Gong Cha
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Cook Cafe
Coffee Shop
EastWest
Coffee Shop
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Paparazzi Cafe
Coffee Shop
Simply Chai
Coffee Shop
Okie Pokii Cafe
Coffee Shop
Friend's Cafe
Coffee Shop
Gerlanda's Pizza Cafe
Coffee Shop
Red Lion Cafe
Coffee Shop
Penstock Coffee Roasters
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Livingston Student Center Multipurpose Hall
Coffee Shop
Gerlanda's Pizza Cafe
Coffee Shop
Kung Fu Tea
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Woody's Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (11) A+
New Brunswick Art Center
Theatre Arts
Little Theater
Theatre Arts
State Theatre New Jersey
Theatre Arts
Boyd Park Amphitheatre
Theatre Arts
New Brunswick Performing Arts Center
Theatre Arts
New Theater
Theatre Arts
Levin Theater
Theatre Arts
Stress Factory Comedy Club
Theatre Arts
Rutgers Geology Museum
Museum
Zimmerli Art Museum
Museum
AMC New Brunswick 18
Cinema
Animal Haven
Zoo
SHI Stadium
Stadium
East Jersey Olde Towne Village
Attraction
Livingston Art Center
Theatre Arts
Livingston Theater
Theatre Arts
Paul Robeson Cultural Center
Theatre Arts
Rutgers Cinema
Cinema
Stelton Lanes
Bowling Alley
Food and Drink (26) A+
Park Deli Too
Deli
Which Wich?
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Red Pine Pizza
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Hub City Brewhouse
Bar
Subway
Fast Food
Tavern on George
Bar
Glo Ultra Lounge and Tequila Bar
Bar
Burger King
Fast Food
Popeyes
Fast Food
The Court Tavern
Bar
George Street Ale House
Bar
Jersey Subs
Fast Food
Chipotle
Fast Food
Harvest Moon Brewery and Cafe
Bar
Dunkin'
Fast Food
25 Burgers
Fast Food
Jimmy's
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Papa John's
Fast Food
Scarlet Pub
Bar
Kellys Korner
Bar
Domino's
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Fitness (2) F
RJW Fitness & Wellness Center
Gym
New Brunswick Senior Center
Community Centre
Highland Park Community Center
Community Centre
Unknown Name
Community Centre
LA Fitness
Gym
Parker Adult Day Center
Community Centre
Retro Fitness
Gym
Crunch Fitness
Gym
Stelton Community Center
Community Centre
Planet Fitness
Gym
LA Fitness
Gym
YMCA
Community Centre
Piscataway Senior Center
Community Centre
Groceries (5) A+
International Supermarket
Grocery Store
Bravo
Grocery Store
George Street Co-op
Grocery Store
The Cook & The Carpenter Bakeshop
Bakery
Stop & Shop
Grocery Store
Birn's Chocolate
Grocery Store
Lidl
Grocery Store
Europastry
Bakery
Super Tropical Supermarket
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Tropical Foodmarket
Grocery Store
Trader Joe's
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Shoppers World
Grocery Store
Farm Market
Grocery Store
Paris Baguette
Bakery
Stop & Shop
Grocery Store
Tous Les Jours
Bakery
H Mart
Grocery Store
Bagel Market Deli & Grill
Bakery
Apple Farm Market
Grocery Store
Stop & Shop
Grocery Store
Hong Kong Supermarket
Grocery Store
99 Ranch Market
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Parks (33) A+
Pittman Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Monument Square Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Elmer B Boyd Park
Park
Joyce Kilmer Park
Park
Boyd Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Recreation Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Kilmer Square Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Baker Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Kossuth Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Shops (24) A+
Tiger Mart
Convenience Store
Park Convenience
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
LMTD Supply
Shoes
Tiger Mart
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Clothing
AT&T
Electronics
Scissorhands
Hairdresser
Cliquer's
Clothing
Dollar Brunswick
Discount Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Beauty Plus Inc
Beauty
T-Mobile
Electronics
Safa's Jewelry
Fashion
Metro by T-Mobile
Electronics
Kim's Bike Shop
Bicycle
Sprint
Electronics
RU Pride
Gift Shop
Kilmer Square
Mall
Barnes & Noble
Books
Nice Cuts Barber Shop
Hairdresser
Somewhere In Time
Clothing
Sears
Department Store
Eddie's Barber Shop
Hairdresser
Unknown Name
Beauty
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 9.5% take public transportation in New Brunswick.
Public Transit Stops (39)
Stops & Stations
A+
George St. at Throop Ave.
Bus Stop
Public Safety Building South
Bus Stop
Public Safety Building North
Bus Stop
George St. at Commercial Ave.
Bus Stop
George St. at Tabernacle Way
Bus Stop
George St. at Remsen Ave.
Bus Stop
Public Safety Building South
Bus Stop
Douglas Campus, George St 125' N Of Nichol Ave.
Bus Stop
George St. 55' S. Of New St.
Bus Stop
College Hall
Bus Stop
Douglas Campus, George St. 150' N Of Chapel Dr.
Bus Stop
Red Oak Lane
Bus Stop
George St at Liberty St.
Bus Stop
Somerset Street at George Street
Bus Stop
George St. at Paterson St.
Bus Stop
Lipman Hall
Bus Stop
George St. at Paterson St.
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Gibbons
Bus Stop
Katzenbach
Bus Stop
Food Science Building
Bus Stop
New Brunswick
Transit Station
George Street at Albany Street
Bus Stop
George St. at Albany St.
Bus Stop
New Brunswick - Somerset Street at George Street
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
9.5%
B+
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cost of living F

The cost of living in New Brunswick is 117/100 - which is 3% lower than New Jersey.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime D

New Brunswick crime rates are 2,242 per 100k, which is 66% higher than New Jersey
Property Crime
1,731 crimes per 100k
C
Violent Crime
512 crimes per 100k
D-
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employment D+

The median income in New Brunswick is $40,428 - which is 45% lower than New Jersey.
Med. Household Income
$40,428
F
Unemployment Rate
5.5%
F
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health A+

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (17)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Raritan Engine Company Number 4
Fire Station
Zajac's Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Eric B. Chandler Health Center
Clinic
University Pharmacy and Surgical
Pharmacy
New Brunswick Engine Company Number 40
Fire Station
City of New Brunswick Police Station
Police
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
The Center for Wound Healing
Hospital
Unknown Name
Hospital
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Hospital
The Bristol-Meyers Squibb Children's Hospital
Hospital
Children's Specialized Hospital
Hospital
Unknown Name
Fire Station
New Brunswick Engine Company Number 5
Fire Station
Middlesex County Sheriff's Office
Police
Saint Peter's Center for Ambulatory Resources
Clinic
Saint Peter's University Hospital
Hospital
Saiff Drugs
Pharmacy
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Highland Park Police Station
Police
Highland Park Fire Station
Fire Station
Smile Express
Dentist
Unknown Name
Pharmacy
North Brunswick Family Dental & Orthodontics
Dentist
Community Volunteer Fire Co
Fire Station
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
B+
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housing D

New Brunswick home prices are $253,300 - which is 20% lower than New Jersey
Home Price
$253,300
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
5%
B
Home Affordability
6.3x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools F

The New Brunswick graduation rate is 59% - which is 32% lower than New Jersey
School Test Scores
27%
F
High School Grad. Rates
59%
F
Elementary Schools (11) A+
Paul Robeson Community School For The Arts
Lord Stlrling Elementary School
Roosevelt Elementary School
Livingston Elementary School
Lincoln Annex School
Greater Brunswick Charter School
Lincoln Elementary School
Parsons
Bartle Elementary School
The Center School
Childrens House Montessori School
Mckinley Community School
A Chester Redshaw School
Linwood Middle School
Highland Park Middle School
New Brunswick Middle School
Pine Grove Manor School
Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva
Irving Primary School
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School
Hillcrest School
Livingston Park
Lawrence Brook Elementary School
John Marshall Elementary School
Lindeneau Elementary School
High Schools (2) F
The Center School
Highland Park High School
New Brunswick High School
Reenas Bais Yaakov
Churchill Jr High School
Rabbi Jacob Joseph School
North Brunswick Township High School
Middlesex Co Voc School Piscataway School Of Career Develop
Middlesex County Vocational School Piscataway
An-Noor Academy
Nuview Academy Annex
Piscataway Regional Day School
Bright Beginnings Learning Center
Timothy Christian School
Edison High School
Nuview Academy
Lake Nelson Sda School
Rutgers Preparatory School
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ratings A+

New Brunswick has an overall rating of 85% from 10 reviews.
User Reviews (2)
From AreaVibes
A+
User Surveys (8)
From AreaVibes
A+
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New Brunswick Area Facts

  • New Brunswick has a Livability Score of 76/100, which is considered exceptional
  • New Brunswick crime rates are 66% higher than the New Jersey average
  • Cost of living in New Brunswick is 3% lower than the New Jersey average

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East Brunswick, NJ - Great Place To Live 4 rating By Anonymous ( Aug 23, 2012) I lived in New Brunswick, New Jersey for three years and really enjoyed the proximity to New York City and the excellent rail transportation service to New York City. I found the area to be quite congested and very expensive. The cost of living index is currently 128 and the nati ...Read More onal average is 100.

Nearly every square inch of the city is built up and a hard rain has no place to go. There is no bare earth for the water to seep into. While there are drainage pipes they were never installed in the proper size to handle the water. Much of the water from a heavy rain runs south, but a lot of the water causes problems in New Brunswick.

The city is a high-end city with the median household income at $100,000, and this is one of the highest in New Jersey. The median house price is $394,000 up from $200,000 in 2000. The median apartment rent is $1200 per month. The population of New Brunswick is approximately 60,000 people.

The Brunswick Square Mall is not only a major shopping center but it also a major tourist attraction.

New Brunswick is located near Rutgers University and Princeton University which provides many cultural events and adult learning opportunities. These beautiful campuses are a delight to visit. The entertainment choices are endless being so close to New York City.

New Brunswick is located in Middlesex County which has 221 grocery stores, 4 supercenters, 172 convenience stores and 477 full service restaurants.

Hospitals and medical centers serving the area are located on Staten Island and Brooklyn.

The air quality is reasonably good considering the congestion and the proximity to New York City.

While I liked New Brunswick, the congestion and the high cost of living caused me to look for alternatives. Read Less
New Brunswick, NJ Adventure, Intrigue, and Advancement 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jun 26, 2012) I grew up and lived in New Brunswick NJ until I was 20. It was then I opted to move from there to go away to school. Sure, I was simply trying to see the world and establish myself as an adult. The truth is you do not know what you have until it is gone.

I talk to friends up in
...Read More New Brunswick and visit there with family a few times a year. There are many things to do all around New Brunswick. Life in a city like this affords you opportunities to have the best of the best. In NJ you eat the best foods, shop at the best stores, and see unimaginable sites. NYC is just a hop skip and a jump away lending New Brunswick NJ to many different opportunities than other regions.

By far this is the greatest thing that I have noticed since moving to the Midwest. While the slower pace is sometimes pleasant, the advancement opportunities in the Midwest tend to be much more limited then those in New Jersey. In Jersey, you have major corporations, outstanding universities and medical schools, and loads of businesses by which you can advance your career.

Rutgers University for example offers some incredible shows and events throughout the year. In addition there are plenty of theaters, four star restaurants, and four star hotels. These will truly allow you to understand the caliber of what is to be had in NJ.

Sure the cost of living in New Jersey is higher then in most regions of the United States but the advancement opportunities are incredible. Salaries are also considerably higher which can help you meet the higher cost of living. In New Brunswick, NJ life is fast paced and fun. Adventure lies around every corner and is yours for the asking. I truly miss living in New Jersey.
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A+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in New Brunswick? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.

Parks

Pittman Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Monument Square Park
Unknown Name

Entertainment

New Brunswick Art Center
Little Theater
State Theatre New Jersey
Boyd Park Amphitheatre
New Brunswick Performing Arts Center
New Theater
Levin Theater
Stress Factory Comedy Club

Food & Drink

Park Deli Too
Which Wich?
Dunkin'
Red Pine Pizza
Dunkin'
Hub City Brewhouse
Subway
Tavern on George

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in New Brunswick? Of all people who commute, 9.5% take public transportation in New Brunswick.
Drive to Work
39%

37% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
10%

4% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
14%

12% higher than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is New Brunswick a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Saint Peter's University Hospital
Children's Specialized Hospital
The Bristol-Meyers Squibb Children's Hospital
The Center for Wound Healing

Pharmacies

Rite Aid
University Pharmacy and Surgical
Zajac's Pharmacy

Doctors

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