In an article entitled "Family-friendly and Affordable" by Venessa Wong and Joel Stonington for Bloomberg Businessweek, the Borough of Bergenfield was ranked as the #2 best place in the State of New Jersey to raise children.
Using 2010 data from Onboard Informatics, a real estate information and technology company in New York, Bloomberg Businessweek evaluated a total of 5,418 locations nationwide with populations larger than the state median but no larger than 50,000. They considered only locations where the median income is within 20 percent of the state's median. The rankings put the most weight on school performance and the number of schools, crime statistics, and cost of living. Other factors included job growth, air quality, ethnic diversity, and access to recreational amenities (within the county), such as parks, zoos, theaters, and museums.
Jennifer Prince, rankings analyst for Bloomberg, helped to compile the ranking.