BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Bernards Township as been ranked the best place to live in Somerset County according to's new “2019 Best Places to Live” rankings released last week.

The annual rankings examine schools, crime, home values, nightlife, family friendliness, diversity and income.

Bernards' overall ratings in the study are as follows:

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Overall Niche Grade: A+ 
Public Schools: A+
Crime & Safety: A-
Housing: B-
Nightlife: C+
Good for Families: A+
Diversity: B+

Median Household Income: $137,855
Median Home Value: $671,300
Median Rent: $2,047
Own Home: 82%, Rent Home: 18%

The ranking is based on public data sets and user reviews

Statewide, Bernards Township is ranked 26th in Best Places to Live in New Jersey out of 649 communities in the study. It is No. 2 in New Jersey in Suburbs With The Best Public Schools in New Jersey.

Bedminster is ranked 36th in Best Places to Live in New Jersey. Bernardsville is ranked 37th in Best Places to Live in New Jersey.

The top community the Niche 2019 ranking of Best Places to Live in New Jersey was Princeton Junction, followed by No. 2 Upper Montclair, No. 3 Princeton, No. 4 Princeton Meadows, No. 5 Ridgewood, No. 6 Jersey City’s Waterfront, No. 7 Westfield, No. 8 Short Hills, No. 9 Highland Park and No. 10 Haddonfield.