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Living In Upper Montclair, NJ

The small city of Upper Montclair, New Jersey is home to just under 12,000 people. Families with children will feel welcome, as kids aged 5-14 account for an above-average percentage of the community, while young professionals are less well-represented. At an average age of just under 38, the city's population skews younger than most cities in New Jersey. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 81% of residents own their homes. Relatively high rent costs may be a contributing factor, as the average rent of $1,718/month is substantially higher than the state average of $1,272.

Averaging about 45 minutes, Upper Montclair's commute time is slower than the New Jersey average of about 34 minutes. Many residents (27%) drive their car or truck to work, while public transportation is used by only 14% of the population. Walking isn't a common means of commuting to work.

Compared to the national average (7%), Upper Montclair has a high number of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees, as 22% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Further, 25% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. Many Upper Montclair residents work in one of three industries: scientific, education, and finance. Combined, these industries make up 23% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's residents work in management, which ranks as the top field in the city. With an average annual income of around $159,000, the eighth-highest average income of any municipality in the state, Upper Montclair workers are generally well-compensated for their efforts. Upper Montclair's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345).

Top Scores: Parks, Medical Care, Coffee

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Parks

Not too many park perks in Upper Montclair.
  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. 53% more parks than average
  3. Significantly more parks than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

We have a bone to pick with this Upper Montclair's access to medical care.
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  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. An average number of medical facilities
  3. Significantly more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Coffee

Stock up on your home beans, because this place is out of brew.
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  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. An average number of coffee shops
  3. Significantly more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

Got a hunch you'll be dialing for lunch.
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  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly fewer grocery stores than average
  3. Far fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

The lack of restaurants here may leave a bad taste in your mouth.
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  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly fewer restaurants than average
  3. Far fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

Finding a bar around here is no small feat.
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  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. Far fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

Upper Montclair isn't on the top of our shopping list.
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  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly fewer shops than average
  3. Far fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

Upper Montclair ain't pulling its weight. A low score for fitness.
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  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly fewer gyms than average
  3. Far fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

Pets may want to go elsewhere for their fur-ever home.
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  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly fewer pet facilities than average
  3. Far fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

Pretty sketchy when it comes to fine art.
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  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly fewer fine art centers than average
  3. Far fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

The gas stations here are few and far between.
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  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly fewer gas stations than average
  3. Far fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Education

Top Schools in Upper Montclair

  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Number 3

560 Main St
Grades 3-4 | Public
Apartments Near Number 3
8/10
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South End

116 Harper Ter
Grades K-4 | Public
Apartments Near South End
8/10
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Washington

201 Central Ave
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Washington
8/10
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Brookdale Avenue School

14 Brookdale Ct
Grades K-4 | Public
Apartments Near Brookdale Avenue School
7/10
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Forest Avenue School

118 Forest Ave
Grades K-4 | Public
Apartments Near Forest Avenue School
7/10
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Laning Avenue School

18 Lanning Rd
Grades PK-4 | Public
Apartments Near Laning Avenue School
7/10
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Lincoln

18 Crane St
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Lincoln
7/10
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Lincoln

414 Montross Ave
Grades K-3 | Public
Apartments Near Lincoln
7/10
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Number 10

527 Belleville Ave
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Number 10
7/10
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Number 2

1270 Van Houten Ave
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Number 2
7/10
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Number 9

301 Ralph St
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Number 9
7/10
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Redwood

75 Redwood Ave
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Redwood
7/10
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School 3

365 Washington Ave
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near School 3
7/10
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Watchung School

14 Garden St
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Watchung School
7/10
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Mckenzie School

125 Carlton Ave
Grades PK-4 | Public
Apartments Near Mckenzie School
6/10
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Number 9

25 Brighton Rd
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Number 9
6/10
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Regional Middle School

65 W Greenbrook Rd
Grades 7-8 | Public
Apartments Near Regional Middle School
9/10
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Franklin Middle School (John H Walker Ms)

325 Franklin Ave
Grades 7-8 | Public
Apartments Near Franklin Middle School (John H Walker Ms)
6/10
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Bloomfield Middle School

60 Huck Rd
Grades 7-8 | Public
Apartments Near Bloomfield Middle School
5/10
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Edison Middle School

75 William St
Grades 6 | Public
Apartments Near Edison Middle School
5/10
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Grover Cleveland Middle School

36 Academy Rd
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Grover Cleveland Middle School
5/10
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Mt Hebron Middle School

173 Bellevue Ave
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Mt Hebron Middle School
5/10
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Woodrow Wilson Middle School

1400 Van Houten Ave
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Woodrow Wilson Middle School
5/10
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Christopher Columbus Middle School

350 Piaget Ave
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Christopher Columbus Middle School
4/10
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Glenfield Middle School

25 Maple Ave
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Glenfield Middle School
4/10
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Renaissance Middle School

176 N Fullerton Ave
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Renaissance Middle School
4/10
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Belleville Middle School

279 Washington Ave
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Belleville Middle School
3/10
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Number 4 Lincoln

291 Lafayette Ave
Grades 7-8 | Public
Apartments Near Number 4 Lincoln
3/10
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Verona High School

151 Fairview Ave
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Verona High School
8/10
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Cedar Grove High School

90 Rugby Rd
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Cedar Grove High School
7/10
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Essex County Vocational Technical School Bloomfield

209 Franklin St
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Essex County Vocational Technical School Bloomfield
7/10
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West Essex High School

65 W Greenbrook Rd
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near West Essex High School
7/10
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James Caldwell High School

265 Westville Ave
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near James Caldwell High School
6/10
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Montclair High School

100 Chestnut St
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Montclair High School
6/10
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Nutley High School

300 Franklin Ave
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Nutley High School
6/10
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Essex County Vocational Technical School West Caldwell

209 Franklin St
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Essex County Vocational Technical School West Caldwell
5/10
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Lyndhurst High School

400 Weart Ave
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Lyndhurst High School
5/10
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Bloomfield High School

160 Broad St
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Bloomfield High School
4/10
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Passaic Valley High School

100 E Main St
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Passaic Valley High School
4/10
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West Orange High School

51 Conforti Ave
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near West Orange High School
4/10
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Belleville Sr High School

100 Passaic Ave
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Belleville Sr High School
3/10
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Clifton High School

333 Colfax Ave
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Clifton High School
3/10
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International High School

200 Grand St
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near International High School
3/10
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Passaic High School

170 Paulison Ave
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Passaic High School
2/10
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