Asbury Park

8 reviews
  1. Suburb in New Jersey
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Real Estate
    D
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    D-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Suburb of
New York City

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$314,100
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,058
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    80%
  • Own
    20%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    697
    264
  • Murder
    6
    5
  • Rape
    82
    37
  • Robbery
    538
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,070
    575
  • Theft
    3,952
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    133
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$32,459
National
$53,046
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

8 reviews
  • Excellent
    0
  • Very Good
    1
  • Average
    6
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    1
Well where should I begin..I have been living in Asbury Park, NJ better known as "the Jersey Shore" about 6 yrs now unfortunately. My mother moved us back here after a relationship break up with her partner. My mother tells me stories of when I was small and we lived at 210 Second ave Asbury Park, NJ which was one block from the beach for 7 years. This area has changed for the worse not for the better. Many New York business owners now Occupy most of the new eateries and small mom pop shops along the 3 main business district streets of Asbury Park Beach area. I believe the city thought if more up scale businesses came to our city more money would be generated by the NYC folks. The environment improved by the beach but not in the common areas where all us common folks lived, who by the way can't afford to step foot in any of those new beautiful shops on the busy summer beach blocks. The foods we were not familiar to us and the clothes were not our style or PRICE! Compared to the surrounding cities Asbury Park schools and people are poor. I would hope for the future of this town to one day become more environmentally safe and people with better education and financial planning skills help this city to become a better place to raise families.
  • Parent
  • Nov 13 2015
The Famous Asbury Park, well known for its beach and boardwalk. As well as bad schooling and horrible crime rate.

The atmosphere you may get in Asbury is very different. You could be in a good one or bad. Depending on your location and time of day. If I could live here again I would because it's a beautiful place & its also all I've know my entire life. But then again I would not want to. With many reasons why but the main one being a High School graduating rate of 38 percent for the 2014/2015 school year. Its only gotten worse over the years!
  • Niche User
  • Aug 5 2015
Love all of the restaurant and bars, can be unsafe late at night, and parking in the summer is terrible.
  • Visitor
  • 19 days ago