SUMMIT, NJ - Another day, another ranking.

Summit has been tabbed as the second 'best place to live' -- and 27th best in the state of New Jersey -- in rankings released by

Receiving an overall grade of A+, Summit was also graded in 12 categories, including:

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Public Schools - A+
Crime & Safety - B+
Cost of Living - C-
Diversity -  A-
Housing - B-
Nightlife - C+
Jobs - B
Good for Families - A+
Outdoor Activities - A
Commute - A
Health & Fitness - A-
Weather - C+

Nine Union County municipalities received an A or A- grade in the 2017 “Best Places to Live” in New Jersey rankings, a website that produces comprehensive rankings, report cards, and profiles for K-12 Schools, Colleges, and Places to Live.

Rounding out the top areas to live in Union County are: Westfield (A grade, ranked #14 in NJ), New Providence (A grade, ranked #32 in NJ), Fanwood (A grade, ranked #46 in NJ), Berkeley Heights (A- grade, ranked #59 in NJ), Scotch Plains (A- grade, ranked #79 in NJ), Cranford (A grade, ranked #92 in NJ), Springfield Township (A- grade), and Mountainside (A-).

To compile the rankings, Niche considered several factors and statistics from multiple federal and local government sources such as the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, CDC, and other sources. Also, incorporated were community reviews from residents. The entire methodology detail can be found by visiting