These Are The 10 Best Places In New Jersey To Catch Pokemon


These are the cities and towns in New Jersey where you have the best chance to catch ’em all, based on the data of where Pokemon are traditionally found.

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So, you want to catch ’em all, huh?

Pokemon Go has swept the nation, and the app has broken records for the most downloads in the first week of release. All over the country, people are swarming, gathering, and all around going nuts, playing this interactive game.

Since we’re a data analytics website, and because we’re often cited as the ‘go to’ place for regional infotainment, we thought it was our duty to be as helpful as we can for people in New Jersey who want to have the inside scoop as to where they should go if they want to dominate this addicting game.

After analyzing every place in New Jersey, here is our list of the best places to catch Pokemon in the Garden State:

  1. Somerdale
  2. Englewood Cliffs (Photos)
  3. Norwood (Photos)
  4. Roseland
  5. Paulsboro (Photos)
  6. Carlstadt (Photos)
  7. Old Tappan (Photos)
  8. Mendham (Photos)
  9. Barrington (Photos)
  10. Stratford

As you might note, these are all smaller suburbs of major cities in New Jersey. That’s because in smaller cities, there are a higher number of places per capita where Pokemon are traditionally found. Meaning you’ll find more Pokemon in a much smaller area. When you read the analysis below, this will all make sense. Trust us.

So, grab your avatars, cell phones, and your Poké Balls as we uncover the truly best places in New Jersey in which to find the most Pokemon, based on data.

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How do you decide where the best place is to catch Pokemon?

In order to rank the best places in New Jersey in which to catch ’em all, we had to determine which cities, towns and villages in New Jersey have the most places to find Pokemon.

So we scraped the internet for those criteria, and it spit out the answer. Like magic.

How we crunched the numbers

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Google Maps, this is the criteria we used:

  • Number of parks per capita
  • Number of museums per capita
  • Number of churches per capita
  • Number of memorials and public gathering places per capita

If you’d like to see the complete list of cities, scroll to the bottom of this post to see a chart of the top cities.

Note: When measuring the locations listed above, we measured the locations within a short drive of the center of each place in New Jersey.

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1. Somerdale


Population: 5,246
Parks Per 1,000 People: 11.44
Museums Per 1,000 People: 11.44
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.44
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 11.44

2. Englewood Cliffs

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,346
Parks Per 1,000 People: 11.22
Museums Per 1,000 People: 11.22
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.22
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 11.22

3. Norwood

Norwood, New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,769
Parks Per 1,000 People: 10.4
Museums Per 1,000 People: 6.41
Churches Per 1,000 People: 10.4
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 10.4

4. Roseland


Population: 5,835
Parks Per 1,000 People: 10.28
Museums Per 1,000 People: 6.34
Churches Per 1,000 People: 10.28
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 10.28

5. Paulsboro

Paulsboro, New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,041
Parks Per 1,000 People: 9.93
Museums Per 1,000 People: 9.44
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.93
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 9.93

6. Carlstadt

Carlstadt, New Jersey

Source: Flickr

Population: 6,189
Parks Per 1,000 People: 9.69
Museums Per 1,000 People: 9.69
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.69
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 9.69

7. Old Tappan

Old Tappan, New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,835
Parks Per 1,000 People: 10.28
Museums Per 1,000 People: 5.31
Churches Per 1,000 People: 10.28
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 9.6

8. Mendham

Mendham, New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,008
Parks Per 1,000 People: 11.98
Museums Per 1,000 People: 3.59
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.98
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 6.39

9. Barrington

Barrington, New Jersey

Source: Flickr

Population: 6,904
Parks Per 1,000 People: 8.69
Museums Per 1,000 People: 8.69
Churches Per 1,000 People: 8.69
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 8.69

10. Stratford


Population: 6,997
Parks Per 1,000 People: 8.58
Museums Per 1,000 People: 7.57
Churches Per 1,000 People: 8.58
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 7.86

There You Have It

If you’re looking at communities in New Jersey where you have a much higher chance of catching Pokemon, this is an accurate list.

If you’re also curious enough, here’s how the larger cities in New Jersey with the most reliable locations to catch a Pokemon rank, according to science.

  1. Bayonne (Photos)
  2. Passaic (Photos)
  3. Camden (Photos)
  4. Trenton (Photos)
  5. Paterson (Photos)

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Detailed List Of The Best Places In New Jersey To Catch Pokemon

City Rank Population
Somerdale 1 5,246
Englewood Cliffs 2 5,346
Norwood 3 5,769
Roseland 4 5,835
Paulsboro 5 6,041
Carlstadt 6 6,189
Old Tappan 7 5,835
Mendham 8 5,008
Barrington 9 6,904
Stratford 10 6,997
Morris Plains 11 5,635
Palmyra 12 7,372
Woodcliff Lake 13 5,785
Haddon Heights 14 7,425
North Caldwell 15 6,407
Watchung 16 5,855
Mount Arlington 17 5,140
Wood-Ridge 18 8,249
Emerson 19 7,538
Bogota 20 8,277
Oradell 21 8,080
Runnemede 22 8,435
Penns Grove 23 5,082
Kenilworth 24 8,045
Mountainside 25 6,765
Closter 26 8,519
Allendale 27 6,666
Midland Park 28 7,229
Rockaway 29 6,480
Audubon 30 8,763
Belmar 31 5,760
Leonia 32 9,051
East Rutherford 33 9,298
Union Beach 34 6,040
Montvale 35 8,000
Fanwood 36 7,475
Maywood 37 9,651
Prospect Park 38 5,915
Caldwell 39 7,864
Woodbury 40 10,098
Wharton 41 6,586
Dunellen 42 7,317
Manasquan 43 5,841
Cresskill 44 8,669
Little Silver 45 5,920
Oceanport 46 5,834
Park Ridge 47 8,763
Little Ferry 48 10,773
North Haledon 49 8,478
Fair Haven 50 6,093
Keyport 51 7,213
Hillsdale 52 10,381
Ridgefield 53 11,191
Guttenberg 54 11,397
Wildwood 55 5,255
Lincoln Park 56 10,515
Wallington 57 11,487
South Amboy 58 8,749
Upper Saddle River 59 8,304
Westwood 60 11,056
Haddonfield 61 11,521
Bellmawr 62 11,538
Waldwick 63 9,808
Edgewater 64 11,969
Burlington 65 9,865
Hasbrouck Heights 66 11,989
Boonton 67 8,424
Berlin 68 7,587
Spotswood 69 8,359
Chatham 70 9,000
Jamesburg 71 5,963
Haledon 72 8,397
Bernardsville 73 7,766
Ridgefield Park 74 12,875
Franklin Lakes 75 10,726
Linwood 76 7,071
Raritan 77 7,318
West Long Branch 78 8,391
Pine Hill 79 10,383
Bloomingdale 80 7,808
River Edge 81 11,483
Collingswood 82 13,929
Rumson 83 7,045
Matawan 84 8,759
Pompton Lakes 85 11,162
Fairview 86 14,126
Glen Rock 87 11,784
Salem 88 5,045
Bound Brook 89 10,607
Absecon 90 8,400
Totowa 91 10,872
North Arlington 92 15,587
Keansburg 93 10,011
Florham Park 94 11,820
Northfield 95 8,616
Butler 96 7,636
Wanaque 97 11,243
Tenafly 98 14,672
Secaucus 99 17,614
New Providence 100 12,314

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