Best NJ Neighborhoods To Live In 2022: Report – Patch

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NEW JERSEY — If you live in Princeton Junction, Mountain Lakes or Ridgewood, then you’re among the lucky bunch of Garden State residents to live in the best neighborhoods the Garden State has to offer, according to a new ranking from Niche.

The new Niche listings for best places to live in 2022, with rankings both national and local, were released on Monday.

Niche’s annual Best Places to Live rankings are created using data from the U.S. Census, FBI, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as resident reviews, per a news release. Factors like affordability, the housing market, diversity, public schools and walkability are also considered.

Here are New Jersey’s top 15 best neighborhoods, according to Niche:

  1. Princeton Junction
  2. Mountain Lakes
  3. Ridgewood
  4. Princeton
  5. Princeton Meadows
  6. Upper Montclair
  7. Haworth
  8. Monmouth Junction
  9. Glen Rock
  10. Ho-Ho-Kus
  11. Springdale
  12. Short Hills
  13. Westfield
  14. Berkeley Heights
  15. Greentree

Read more about how Niche compiles its data here.