14 Best Places to Live In New Jersey

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6) Hillsdale

Hillsdale is a borough in Bergen County with an area of three square miles. With a small population of 10,000, the town is known for its tranquility and safe environment. The town’s crime rate is 86% lower than the national average, which makes the town safer than 94% of the cities in the U.S. The education system of Hillsdale is second to none. It has four public schools, and its average test scores are 28% higher than the rest of the nation. 95% of the residents are high school graduates, and 52% hold a college degree. The overall crime rate in Hillsdale is 86% lower (i.e. it’s safer than 94% of the cities in the U.S). The per capita income here is 65% higher, and the median income is more than double the median household income for the US. The unemployment rate in Hillsdale is 32% lower than the national average. All these factors team up to give Hillsdale the sixth position on this list.

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