Belmar

10 reviews
  1. Suburb in New Jersey
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Real Estate
    C-
  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
$498,300
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,285
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%

Belmar Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    140
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    35
    37
  • Robbery
    52
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    472
    575
  • Theft
    3,111
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    70
    257

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$59,557
National
$53,046
Children
10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

10 reviews
  • Excellent
    2
  • Very Good
    4
  • Average
    4
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    0
The Jersey Shore touches beautiful Belmar, New Jersey throughout the four seasons. Summer is sand, surfing and swimming, fall is bike riding on the boardwalk, winter is sleigh riding on mountains of snow piled on top of sand and spring is when tennis at the marina begins along with seafood restaurants, stand up paddle boarding, fishing and sunsets on the water.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 months ago
My town is amazing. Although it is only 1 square mile large, it has some splendid attractions that both tourists and locals can enjoy. The gorgeous beach and adorable shops and unique restaurants make me proud to call Belmar my home!
  • Niche User
  • July 17 2015
I have grown up knowing most of the shop owners in town and am able to get almost everything I need. As a one square mile town we offer a lot but there is still the need to go to surrounding towns to purchase food and inexpensive clothes. Most stores are restaurants or beach apparel due to the fact that we are a tourist location and a beach town.
  • Niche User
  • Mar 19 2015