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A+ Paramus Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Paramus Cost of Living Cost of living is 28% higher than New Jersey
16060% more expensive than the US average
New Jersey
12525% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Paramus cost of living
C Paramus Crime Total crime is 142% higher than New Jersey
Total crime
4,31457% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2457% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
8%Year over year crime is up
Paramus crime
B+ Paramus Employment Household income is 38% higher than New Jersey
Median household income
$101,79384% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$44,32549% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%32% lower than the US average
Paramus employment
F Paramus Housing Home value is 79% higher than New Jersey
Median home value
$565,300206% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,83894% higher than the US average
Home ownership
88%39% higher than the US average
Paramus real estate or Paramus rentals
D Paramus Schools HS graduation rate is 5% higher than New Jersey
High school grad. rates
91%9% higher than the US average
School test scores
44%11% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
11:133% lower than the US average
Paramus K-12 schools or Paramus colleges

Living in Paramus, NJ

Located in the state of New Jersey, Paramus is a moderately-sized city with a population of 26,795 inhabitants. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (67% White). Given that fact, Paramus could be considered less diverse than other cities. Paramus has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 86% of the population is classified as married and 58% have kids.

Living in Paramus can be a good experience for anyone moving to the city. Having said that, in the state of New Jersey, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! With useful information like weather, education, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Paramus and in the areas around Paramus is a much easier task.

Paramus has a livability score of 61/100 and is ranked #453 in New Jersey and #21,942 in the USA. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Paramus ranks well for amenities (A+) and employment (B+). There is at least one category that did not score well in Paramus. The following was graded with a concerning score: cost of living (F), education (D) and housing (F).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Paramus has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the notable things to do include: The New Jersey Children's Museum, Westfield Garden State Plaza, and Van Saun County Park / Bergen County Zoological Park.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Paramus gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 52 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Paramus. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Paramus are affordable. The median home price for Paramus homes is $565,300, which is 78.7% higher than the New Jersey average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Paramus, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 5.6, which is 30.2% higher than the New Jersey average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Paramus area were 0.9% and 5 year appreciation rates were 3.6%.

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Compare Paramus, NJ Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Paramus, NJ

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Upper East Side, New York7713.5194,024
Carnegie Hill, New York7612.814,743
Upper West Side, New York7412.1204,475
Central Park, New York7412.62,162
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Spuyten Duyvil, New York709.314,641
Steinway, New York6914.255
Morningside Heights, New York691139,804
Riverdale, New York689.327,645

Best Cities Near Paramus, NJ

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Cannondale, CT8838.492
Zarephath, NJ8338.88
North Hills, NY8123.75,420
Pelham, NY8013.96,996
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Plandome, NY8021.61,228
Jericho, NY8029.813,730
Manhasset, NY8022.67,996
Upper Montclair, NJ791011,731

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I moved to Paramus, NJ 10 years ago, and I love it! It literally has everything going for it. Employment opportunities in the area are strong. Many of the largest companies are nearby, including Nabisco, Mercedes-Benz, Sharp, Sony, and many more. Paramus is only minutes from New York City and upstate New York. The public school system is excellent, and there are several private schools here as well. Beautiful homes abound in the best areas in Paramus.

There is always something to do in Paramus! The shopping malls are incredible! All of my favorite department stores are here. There are two multiplex cinemas, the Paramus Golf Course, coffee shops, electronic stores, home goods stores, and more. I love that there is no sales tax on clothing in Paramus! There are several hundred places to eat in Paramus. The restaurants and bars are open late. It's easy to catch a game, listen to some music, and enjoy a late night dinner or cocktail!
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