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North Caldwell and Roseland Ranked as Two of New Jersey's Best Suburbs to Raise a Family

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- In an annual list based on age demographics, school ratings, crime rates, and access to affordable housing, child care, libraries and grocery stores, North Caldwell and Roseland ranked in Niche.com’s 2015 Top 100 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in New Jersey. Listed at No. 14 and 43 respectively, their high rankings indicate that the towns attract young families with good schools and safe communities. 

“New Jersey Family Magazine” also named North Caldwell No. 13 and Essex Fells No. 19 on its 2015 list of Best Towns for Families in March when it analyzed more than 500 towns in the Garden State. In addition, Caldwell was named No. 70, West Caldwell No. 79, Fairfield No. 204 and Roseland No. 241. For the purpose of Niche’s ranking, “suburbs” excluded distinct towns and cities. Other ranked Essex County suburbs include Livingston at No. 56 and Verona at No. 87.

According to the Niche Local Rankings Methodology, 11,196 suburbs were graded and 3,250 made the ranking.

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“The Best Suburbs to Raise a Family ranking provides a comprehensive assessment of key metrics that indicate how good an area is to raise a family at the suburb level,” the methodology explained. “This grade takes into account key family-centered factors, such as public education safety, community involvement, and access to family necessities, in an attempt to holistically measure how good an area is for families.” 

Niche.com gave North Caldwell a Crime and Safety Grade of A- and Roseland a grade of B+. Niche’s Crime and Safety Grade incorporated statistics that capture the location’s general safety and weighed as 20 percent of the overall grade.

Niche’s Education Grade also weighed as 20 percent, incorporating the average Niche K-12 overall grade for every public school serving the area, where each school was weighted by the number of students it serves. West Caldwell and Roseland both earned an A+.

Other factors that were considered for the rankings with somewhat less weight were Access to Libraries, a Community Grade, a Housing Grade, Residents Between 35 and 44 Years Old, Residents Nine Years Old and Under, Access to Day Cares and Access to Grocery Stores.

“North Caldwell is a suburb in New Jersey with 6,307 residents,” Niche.com said. “It has very high home values, average rent costs, and low unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have very high education levels and very high-income levels.”

For Roseland, the site said the town is “a suburb in New Jersey with 5,813 residents. It has very high home values, very high rent costs, and low unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and very high income levels.”

North Caldwell and Roseland currently hold Overall Niche Grades of A+.

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