LIVINGSTON, NJ— National rankings firm Niche revealed its 2017 list of “Best Places to Live,” and it ranks Livingston No. 34 in the State of New Jersey.
Niche also ranked Livingston No. 29 in New Jersey on its “Best Suburbs” list and No. 30 in the state on its “Best Places to Raise a Family” list.
In addition to the township’s Overall Niche Grade of A+, the company gave Livingston an A+ for its public schools, a B+ for housing, an A+ in “good for families,” a B+ for crime and safety, an A- for diversity, a B+ for jobs and an A for commute. To see the full report card, click here.
“The goal of our Best Places to Live rankings is to provide accurate, comparable and thorough evaluations of places,” Niche states on its website. “To do so, we’ve collected and analyzed dozens of rankings factors from federal and local government datasets. We’ve combined those with proprietary Niche data and community reviews from each area.”
The most recent review for the Township of Livingston states the following:
“A larger New Jersey town, with a great school system, and child friendly neighborhoods. The town is close to many highways, which provide easy access to New York City. While Livingston does not have train service, there is a bus that takes you into New York City. Livingston is convenient for shopping as the Livingston Mall and the Short Hills Mall are close by, and there are plenty of strip malls with all kinds of stores in the surrounding towns. Since Livingston is a safe town, you can see many kids riding bikes around town during the summer months.”