Manchester Named One of NJ's 50 Safest Communities

A report cites the township's police force as a top reason for making the list.

Written by Davy James

Manchester's crime rate is among the lowest among communities of comparable size in the state, prompting one study to name the township one of the top 50 safest communities in New Jersey.

A report from SafeWise examined crime rates in communities throughout New Jersey to find locations where people would want to live. StreetWise found a similar characteristics among the 50 communities on the list, which included diversity and a commitment to "engaging community programming."

The report from SafeWise described Manchester as follows:

Offering a safe environment, ideal location and boundless recreation, you’ll be happy to establish roots in Manchester. Just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean, your kids will grow up with sand between their toes. When you’re craving bright lights and big city life, Philadelphia, New York City and Atlantic City make the perfect weekend getaway.

Manchester truly offers something for every member of your family. Well maintained parks, pristine lakes and abundant preserved open space round-out the reasons why you’ll want to get to know Manchester.

The Manchester Township Police Department rivals any you’d find in a much larger city. An intricate part of the Manchester community, officers provide high visibility, prompt response and an active Auxiliary Police and Police Explorers program.

ray January 24, 2014 at 01:51 PM
Make sure you drive AROUND Manchester, not THROUGH it.
bhavaja January 26, 2014 at 12:10 PM
bhavaja January 26, 2014 at 12:11 PM
Lakewood made #45, Est Brunswick #41; Manchester #25 ...def advertising
Da Gr8 1 January 28, 2014 at 01:25 PM
you know this article is full of crap when it has barnegat and lakewood ahead of brick and toms river. terrible job posting this patch


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