Bernards Township

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$648,600
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,893
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    4
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    15
    37
  • Robbery
    4
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    122
    575
  • Theft
    385
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    15
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$126,667
National
$53,046
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

31 reviews
  • Excellent
    7
  • Very Good
    15
  • Average
    8
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    0
This area has an amazing education and great schools to enroll children in for all ages. The atmosphere of Basking Ridge is friendly and welcoming. You can walk around feeling completely safe. Basking Ridge is considered a wealthy town and does have its low moments of "big egos". However, this is the town I grew up in and I will always pick my home town over other towns. I have networked here for my major in college as well as with friends and other families, it is where I have come to know and will always love!
  • Niche User
  • Jan 10 2016
I live in very wealthy area and our town is kind of split into sections where the wealth lies and where it doesn't. I live in the part where the wealth lies but I am not a wealthy family. Our house is medium sized and is surrounded by developments of mansions and huge houses, but there are other houses like mine. Our community as a whole is wonderful. We have one of the top rated school districts in new jersey and I feel as a student who just graduated high school, I feel that I got the most out of the education they provided us with. If I had the choice to live here again, I definitely would because the housing situation is affordable and the education is great and there are plenty of activities and extra curricula's to do while your not busy. Our township offers lots of volunteer experience and has job openings that vary at establishments and are offered to ages ranging from high school students and above. They are very generous with offering jobs to students still in school. A lot of the time our town is referred to as the "basking ridge bubble" by surrounding towns because we are a rich town compared to the surrounding towns and they view us as a town that is only involved with ourselves. Part of that is true, but we take pride in making our town and school systems the best it could be and it pays off in the long run. I would love to stay in this town, and continue my life here.
  • Niche User
  • 12 months ago
Basking Ridge is a fairly standard wealthy suburban town. There aren't many places to go in town itself (groceries, a few restaurants, a few fast food places), but it's relatively short drive to pretty much anything you'd need, including the city itself at about an hour drive. Schools are highly ranked and overall decent, too. The hills are generally a bit more communal than the rest of town.
  • Niche User
  • 8 months ago