Imagine living in a place surrounded by Ridgewood, Midland Park, and Ho-Ho-Kus. In other words, imagine living in the middle of New Jersey’s best places. Now imagine that your own place is no less than great. If that sounds pleasant to you, come and live in Waldwick. This small town has a population of just 9,000. The town has an excellent school system comprised of three public schools. The average test scores of Waldwick kids are 28% higher than the national average. 93% of the residents of Waldwick are high school graduates; 45%, college graduates. And crime has never been a problem in Waldwick. Its overall crime rate is half the national crime rate, which is what makes it safer than 95% of other American cities. Needless to say, you won’t find many poor people here. In fact, Waldwick’s poverty rate is 78% lower than the national average. Considering all these elements, Waldwick was an easy choice for this list of best places to live in New Jersey.
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