Ranks Jersey City One of the Best Places to Live

From Jersey City Patch,com. Jersey City was the only city in New Jersey to make an annual list of the best 100 cities to live in, published this week by

Cities are ranked separately from towns. In a separate list, Niche included five New Jersey towns in the top 100 U.S. places to live. provides information for those looking for information on school districts.

The ninth consecutive list ranked 228 cities and 17,932 towns and neighborhoods.

Niche used data from the Census Bureau, FBI, Labor Bureau, CDC, and reviews from residents. Criteria included affordability, diversity, public schools, crime, and walkability.

In the top 100, Jersey City ranked 78th on the Best Cities to Live in America, receiving an A- grade overall.

But it received a C+ in public schools, a C for crime and safety, a C for cost of living, and C- for housing. Rents in the city are among the most expensive in the country, and in some buildings, tenants have had to fight large (sometimes illegal) rent increases.

The town got an A+ for diversity, A+ for nightlife, as well as an A for outdoor activities and an A for health and fitness. It got a B+ for “Good for families” and a B- for weather.


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