MADISON, NJ  – In a new ranking from, Madison has been ranked No. 48 on the "2020 Best Places to Live in NJ" ranking. 

Princeton and Princeton Junction claimed the first two spots. The top 10 included: Upper Montclair (no 3), Ridgewood (no. 4), Mountain Lakes (no. 5), Princeton Meadows (no. 6), Springdale (no. 7), Monmouth Junction (no. 8), Westfield (no. 9) and New Providence (no. 10).The total list ranked 417 towns, plus other municipalities without a listed ranking.'s ranking, which is based on public data sets and millions of reviews, gave Madison an A+ for families, an A for its public schools and nightlife and a B+ in diversity and crime & safety.  The rankings gave Madison a C+ for housing .

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"Our data scientists and user researchers rigorously analyze data and user opinions to assess the key aspects of K-12 Schools, Colleges, and Places to Live," the website reads. "Every month, millions of students and families use the Niche grades and report cards to find the right school or neighborhood."

Niche listed Madison with a population of 16,042, has a median home value at $712,500, with a 68% owning. 

Locally nearby; Short Hills is no. 11, Summit is no. 15, Livingston is no. 16, Chatham Borough is no. 37, Parsippany Troy Hills is no. 38, Chatham Township is no. 43,.

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