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Posted on: March 21, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Berkeley Heights Ranks #7 in NJ for 'Best Places to Live'

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Berkeley Heights is the 7th best place to live out of 641 places in New Jersey and #1 in Union County, according to a new ranking and review by Niche. (Read more in TAPinto Berkeley Heights here

Berkeley Heights received an overall grade of A+ in its 2023 ranking, which placed it at #179 out of 17,916 “Best Places to Live in America.”

Niche creates the annual Best Places to Live rankings by using data from sources such as the U.S. Census, FBI, Bureau of Labor Statistics and CDC combined with millions of resident reviews, according to the website's press release. The company considers factors such as affordability, the local housing market, neighborhood diversity, area public schools, walkability and more.

"Living in Berkeley Heights Township offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes," Niche says. "In Berkeley Heights Township there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Berkeley Heights Township and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Berkeley Heights Township are highly rated."

The complete reports card from Niche can be seen in the graphic below. 

"We are thrilled that Berkeley Heights has been recognized for the wonderful town that it is, and for everything we have to offer," said Berkeley Heights Mayor Angie Devanney. "We are committed to ensuring Berkeley Heights is a welcoming, safe and attractive place to live and do business. We've been working hard on preserving green and open space amidst court-mandated development, increasing programming for our seniors, attracting new and diverse businesses to town and ensuring our current businesses can stay, developing and maintaining both passive and active parks, and seeking out additional sources of revenue so all of our planned improvements are not done on the taxpayers' back. We are proud of what Berkeley Heights has accomplished thus far and are so excited about what the future holds."

Added Township Council President John Foster: "These ratings tell the world what many of us already know - that Berkeley Heights is a great place to live, play and raise our kids. As local government leaders, we are committed to continuing the progress."

"The Berkeley Height Police Department is proud to be a contributing part of Berkeley Heights’ consistently high ranking of best places to live," said Berkeley Heights Police Department Chief Jason Massimino. "We strive to keep our town a safe and welcoming community."

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