Just last month, Safewise.com proclaimed our fair city to be the safest city in Union County. It also placed it as the sixth safest city in the entire state. A few weeks before that, WalletHub.com put us on their Best Small Cities in America list (#3 in the state). Recently, Westfield placed #7 on Niche.com’s Best Places to Live in New Jersey list. Our community received a solid A+.
Westfield Added to Another “Best Places” List
Niche.com graded 60 different New Jersey communities based on various factors. These included the cost of living, education, the public school system, diversity of the population, crime and safety, walkability, employment, health and fitness, weather, and commute time among others. Westfield’s public schools, nightlife, family-friendly lifestyle, outdoor activities, and nightlife all received an A or better grade. Crime and safety, housing, diversity, jobs, weather, and commute times received B’s.
Every one of our schools in the Westfield Public Schools system received an A, with Wilson Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, and Westfield High achieving the highest marks of all (A+). Our rate for violent crimes comes in at 98% below the national average. We also made Niche.com’s 2019 Best Suburbs to Live in New Jersey (#3) and Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in New Jersey (#9) lists.
Top 10 Best Places to Live in New Jersey – Niche.com
- Princeton Junction
- Upper Montclair
- Princeton Meadows
- Short Hills
- Highland Park