A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$271,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,094
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    31
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    31
    41
  • Robbery
    6
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    166
    525
  • Theft
    1,125
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    26
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$93,366
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Bethlehem Reviews

49 reviews
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Many parents choose this neighborhood due to the quality education, and the secondary schools in particular do offer exemplary courses with dedicated teachers willing to teach and connect with students. It's also a rather safe suburb on the whole, and it's only ten minutes past the bridge to Albany.
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I've lived here my whole life and I love it. Although I never went to the public schools here, some of my siblings and friends did and thrived. Albany is so close and there are many things to do there.
A good suburban area for kids to grow up and attend a competitive and academically challenging school. Property/School taxes too high otherwise. Moved away for this reason.