Niche.com, a website that ranks cities, towns and suburbs, is out with its 2015 rankings and Fanwood is #25 on the list of “Best Suburbs in New Jersey to Raise a Family.”
The site takes in to consideration weighted scores in nine categories and assigns grades in seven of the nine items. Fanwood scored high rankings in education, community, housing, access to day care and access to grocery stores.
In the Fanwood area, Westfield was ranked #35, while Scotch Plains was ranked #126.
According to the Niche website, “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. This grade takes into account key family-centered factors, such as public education, safety, community involvement, and access to family necessities.