BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Township is listed as the 59th best place to live in New Jersey by Niche

The data published on the website gives Berkeley Heights an A+ as its overall ranking.  Other categories and their grades include: 

Public Schools - A+

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Crime and Safety - A

Housing - B

Nightlife - C+

Good for Families - A+

Diversity - B+

Jobs - B+

Weather - B-

Cost of Living - C-

Health and Fitness - A-

Outdoor Activities - A-

Commute - B

Berkeley Heights is in good company. Neighboring New Providence ranked 32nd, Warren Township 53rd, Summit 27th, Chatham Township 19th, Chatham Borough 8th and Short Hills 5th.

Niche is a website which releases lists of  what it calculates to be the "best" in the country. Today, April 17, it released its "Best Places to Live" lists. The group ranks the best places to live in each state, as well as the best places to live in the country. At other times of the year, Niche ranks public and private school systems and colleges and universities.

Niche collects and analyzes data from public sources and reviews to produce its rankings.

These data sets include information from the FBI, Department of Education and U.S. Census, just to name a few.