Cresskill is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 8,763 people and just one neighborhood, Cresskill is the 231st largest community in New Jersey.
Real Estate Prices
Cresskill home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Cresskill real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Cresskill is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 90.87% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Cresskill is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cresskill who work in sales jobs (15.95%), management occupations (13.40%) and office and administrative support (13.21%).
Also of interest is that Cresskill has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Cresskill is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Cresskill is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Cresskill really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Cresskill perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Cresskill is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Cresskill, the average commute to work is 32.83 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the borough, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Even though Cresskill is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.