Bergen County Towns Make the "10 Happiest Places to Live in New Jersey" List
 
Bergen County Towns Make the 10 Happiest Places to Live in NJ List
 

According to ZIPPIA.com, four Bergen County towns have made their list of 10 Happiest Places to Live in New Jersey.

We're happy to report that Oradell at #4, Woodcliff Lake at #7, Waldwick at #9 and Upper Saddle River at #10 are ZIPPIA's top choices for Bergen County's happiest places to live. There are even more happy Bergen County towns on the 100 Happiest Places to Live in New Jersey list!

Criteria used by ZIPPIA to arrive at Happiest Places to Live in NJ list:

  • Financial security

  • Being well-educated (Population with at least a bachelor’s degree)

  • Having a job (As measured by the unemployment rate)

  • Short commute to work

  • Low cost of living

  • Low crime

  • Having a family

  • Owning a home 

  • Number of sunny days

ZIPPIA gathered data for the 236 biggest communities in New Jersey that weren’t townships and then ranked each place from one to 236 for each of the nine criteria with a score of one being the happiest. They then averaged the nine rankings into a Happiness Index for each place, with the lowest overall Index being crowned “Happiest Place In New Jersey”.

Click here to view the 100 Happiest Places to live in New Jersey list.