These Are The 10 Best Newark Suburbs For 2019


We analyzed over 213 places around Newark to identify the most in demand places to live.

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Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2019. This is our fourth time ranking the best Newark suburbs.

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Big city living isn’t for everyone–but at the same time, urban areas certainly have their perks.

There’s the culture, the food, the arts, the food, the energy, and you know, the food. But there are drawbacks. There’s traffic, expensive parking, expensive housing–pretty much, expensive everything, depending on which big city you’re looking at.

But that’s where the suburbs come in–they have all of the benefits of being near big cities, without actually having to be big cities.

Of course, not all suburbs of Newark are created equally, which is precisely why we set out to find the best ones. So without further ado…

Here are the 10 best suburbs around Newark for 2019:

  1. Scarsdale (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. East Hills (Homes For Sale)
  3. Woodcliff Lake (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Larchmont (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Munsey Park (Homes For Sale)
  6. Sands Point (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. North Hills (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. East Williston (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. North Caldwell (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Fair Haven (Photos | Homes For Sale)

If you happen to be a resident of Scarsdale, you’re probably not too surprised to find it on the top our list.

We’ll tell you what makes each of these 10 Newark ‘burbs better than the rest–but first, a bit about our methodology.

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Editor’s Note: If you see a slight difference between the best in state rankings and this suburb ranking, it’s because of the methodology. We needed a way to include more places, so we eliminated crime and commute times as criteria for this analysis.

How We Determined The Best Suburbs Around Newark for 2019

Figuring out the best ‘burbs around Newark was pretty simple; we just needed to list several things that people like, and then find out which cities have the most of those things.

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible:

  • Low unemployment rate
  • High Median household incomes
  • Population density (lots of things to do)
  • High home values
  • A lot of college educated people
  • Low poverty
  • High rate of insured families

Then we used the newest American Community Survey data (2013-2017) to research each suburb.

FYI: We defined a suburb as being within 30 miles of Newark.

Additionally, we limited the analysis to places that have over 2,000 people. This left us with a grand total of 214 suburbs to evaluate around Newark.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 214 in each category, where 1 was the “best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each place to create a quality of life index.

And finally, we crowned the city with the best quality of life index the “Best Suburb near Newark.” We’re lookin’ at you, Scarsdale.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best of the best. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the suburbs ranked from best to worst.

Scarsdale, NY

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 17,856
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Income: $250,000
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 2.5%
More on Scarsdale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Scarsdale is always mentioned as one of the best suburbs in the Newark area. We’ll tell you the good about “Awesome Scarsdale.”

Everyone here is rich; families average $250,000 a year, which is the 1st highest in the Newark region. And only 320.0% are out of work. Homes average more than $1,337,800 each.

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5
/10

Population: 7,114
Rank Last Year: 20 (Up 18)
Median Income: $199,000
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%
Poverty Rate: 1.4%
More on East Hills: Real Estate | Data

East Hills is the second best ‘burb we looked at near Newark for 2019.

It ranks 6th for incomes in the area and only 2.1% of residents lack insurance, good for 25th best.

Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 5,868
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Income: $161,250
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 1.5%
More on Woodcliff Lake: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Here in Woodcliff Lake, it’s really safe, and residents are just about as rich as you’ll see in the Newark metro area.

The bad side? Schools are more crowded, and the cost of living puts a large part of the city out of reach for most families.

But price is based on demand and a lot of people want to live in Woodcliff Lake.

Larchmont, NY

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,111
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 2)
Median Income: $198,661
Unemployment Rate: 5.9%
Poverty Rate: 1.9%
More on Larchmont: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Larchmont ranks as the 4th best suburb of Newark for 2019.

You won’t find many better places to raise your kids in the region than in Larchmont and the schools are some of the best around.

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6
/10

Population: 2,739
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 8)
Median Income: $250,000
Unemployment Rate: 6.0%
Poverty Rate: 2.1%
More on Munsey Park: Real Estate | Data

Coming in as the fifth best is Munsey Park.

Munsey Park gets kudos for having the 4th most expensive homes in the Newark area, where houses sell for an average of $1,505,700. However, the cost of living here is among the highest in the area.

Sands Point, NY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 2,856
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 1)
Median Income: $231,607
Unemployment Rate: 1.9%
Poverty Rate: 1.8%
More on Sands Point: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sands Point is proud of its 6th place finish on this list. And here’s why.

Most residents have great jobs and the unemployment rate sits at 190.0% which is 6th best in the area.

According to online reports, Sands Point is quickly becoming one of the more affluent suburbs in the Newark area, meaning you need to get in soon.

North Hills, NY

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 5,524
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 3)
Median Income: $121,184
Unemployment Rate: 1.6%
Poverty Rate: 1.0%
More on North Hills: Real Estate | Data | Photos

The 7th best suburb on our list goes to North Hills.

North Hills schools are some of the best in the region, and crime is really low. The cost of living makes it a lot more desirable for many families, especially first-time home buyers.

And, it’s only 26.1 miles to downtown, which is a good thing.

East Williston, NY

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Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 2,582
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 4)
Median Income: $156,397
Unemployment Rate: 4.2%
Poverty Rate: 4.0%
More on East Williston: Real Estate | Data | Photos

East Williston is growing quickly, and for a good reason. Crime is far below average, and most residents are gainfully employed. Even the cost of living is reasonable.

A solid 2.0% of people lack insurance, good for 22nd in the area.

North Caldwell, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,637
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 2)
Median Income: $187,470
Unemployment Rate: 3.7%
Poverty Rate: 2.0%
More on North Caldwell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Is ‘Everything Better In North Caldwell?’

Almost.

It placed 9th on our list thanks to the fact that it’s really expensive to live here, but the schools are great, so you get what you pay for in that regard.

Fair Haven, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,015
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 4)
Median Income: $158,264
Unemployment Rate: 4.2%
Poverty Rate: 3.4%
More on Fair Haven: Real Estate | Data | Photos

And rounding out the top ten for 2019 is Fair Haven.

This city is far above average in every category, and the best part? It’s far more affordable than the other cities listed above. So, you get a big bang for your buck here.

Welcome to the Best Newark ‘Burbs of 2019

We said it once and we’ll say it again–life in the big city isn’t for everyone. At least not all the time.

So if you’re hankering for some of the amenities of a larger city like Newark, but don’t want to deal with the drawbacks, one of these suburbs might just be for you.

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Detailed List Of The Best Newark Suburbs

Rank City Population Median Income
1 Scarsdale 17,856 $250,000
2 East Hills 7,114 $199,000
3 Woodcliff Lake 5,868 $161,250
4 Larchmont 6,111 $198,661
5 Munsey Park 2,739 $250,000
6 Sands Point 2,856 $231,607
7 North Hills 5,524 $121,184
8 East Williston 2,582 $156,397
9 North Caldwell 6,637 $187,470
10 Fair Haven 6,015 $158,264
11 Westfield 30,591 $159,923
12 Glen Ridge 7,668 $196,821
13 Rye 16,004 $172,422
14 Glen Rock 11,962 $162,443
15 Lawrence 6,553 $129,609
16 Bronxville 6,428 $205,781
17 Haworth 3,473 $170,417
18 Chatham 9,003 $163,026
19 Ridgewood 25,554 $162,011
20 Essex Fells 2,095 $200,875
21 Ramsey 15,121 $137,768
22 Flower Hill 4,785 $178,750
23 Shrewsbury 4,051 $122,321
24 Floral Park 16,269 $107,917
25 Montebello 4,658 $157,798
26 Irvington 6,588 $133,194
27 Mendham 4,992 $145,284
28 Cresskill 8,811 $136,250
29 Upper Saddle River 8,339 $176,674
30 Rumson 6,874 $158,229
31 Saddle River 3,248 $173,333
32 Malverne 8,583 $106,250
33 Rockville Centre 24,485 $105,444
34 Pelham 7,016 $127,470
35 Fanwood 7,648 $132,292
36 Williston Park 7,334 $104,198
37 Monmouth Beach 3,247 $107,383
38 Franklin Lakes 10,953 $155,458
39 Peapack And Gladstone 2,595 $129,688
40 Englewood Cliffs 5,435 $134,629
41 Demarest 5,031 $149,271
42 Little Silver 5,917 $144,250
43 Stewart Manor 2,125 $125,278
44 Oradell 8,222 $137,583
45 Pelham Manor 5,634 $158,417
46 Sea Cliff 5,085 $115,691
47 Hoboken 54,117 $127,523
48 Great Neck Estates 2,840 $158,182
49 Mountain Lakes 4,309 $175,556
50 Tenafly 14,882 $153,906
51 New Providence 12,716 $129,638
52 Watchung 5,961 $121,678
53 Piermont 2,574 $104,549
54 Allendale 6,820 $151,875
55 Norwood 5,864 $125,417
56 Ardsley 4,557 $130,586
57 South Nyack 3,546 $99,643
58 East Rockaway 9,839 $95,954
59 Metuchen 13,940 $116,632
60 Morris Plains 5,605 $125,229
61 River Edge 11,648 $123,590
62 Madison 16,080 $127,948
63 Midland Park 7,336 $105,313
64 Great Neck 10,272 $91,484
65 Bernardsville 7,792 $150,635
66 South Floral Park 2,006 $95,781
67 Hillsdale 10,520 $124,844
68 Waldwick 9,985 $115,591
69 Park Ridge 8,905 $106,875
70 Summit 22,155 $132,443
71 Dobbs Ferry 11,141 $126,988
72 Mountainside 6,907 $129,405
73 Garwood 4,365 $79,063
74 Fair Lawn 33,447 $109,747
75 Florham Park 11,792 $123,266
76 Kinnelon 10,242 $147,267
77 Mineola 19,223 $90,027
78 Lake Success 3,112 $167,083
79 Edgewater 12,165 $103,505
80 Harrington Park 4,819 $127,188
81 Kings Point 5,181 $122,083
82 Port Washington North 3,233 $96,750
83 Roseland 5,907 $110,208
84 Cedarhurst 6,685 $93,558
85 Silver Lake 2,450 $100,486
86 Lynbrook 19,706 $89,020
87 Roslyn 2,849 $102,857
88 Thomaston 2,735 $117,279
89 Closter 8,710 $130,670
90 Dumont 17,882 $94,617
91 Westwood 11,246 $95,685
92 Oakland 13,145 $112,944
93 New Hyde Park 9,906 $117,015
94 Rockaway 6,473 $83,714
95 Paramus 26,919 $105,114
96 Old Tappan 5,999 $141,185
97 Long Beach 33,657 $85,619
98 Kenilworth 8,235 $108,281
99 Valley Stream 37,843 $99,439
100 Butler 7,780 $96,474

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