SPRINGFIELD, NJ – In a new ranking from Niche.com, Springfield has been ranked as the 87th best place to live in New Jersey.

Niche.com included Springfield in its “2019 Best Places to Live” rankings released Monday. The designation also includes a rank of eighth place on the Union County list. Additionally, the town was ranked number 37 statewide among the best suburbs for young professionals.

The total list ranked 387 towns, plus other municipalities without a listed ranking.

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Niche.com's ranking, which is based on public data sets and user reviews, gave Springfield an A- rating for its public schools, a B- rating for housing, and an A ranking in the categories of being good for families and diversity.

“The goal of our Best Places to Live Rankings is to provide accurate, comparable and thorough evaluations of places,” Niche explains 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.”.”

Niche listed Springfield’s median home value at $426,800, with 65 percent of the population owning and 35 percent renting. The median monthly rent in town, Niche said, is $1,574. The Median household income in Springfield is $110,547

The ranking placed Springfield Above Morristown, Weehawken Township and Lambertville, New Jersey. The top five communities in the Niche ranking were Princeton Junction, Upper Montclair, Princeton, Princeton Meadows, Ridgewood and Jersey City’s Waterfront.