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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Brooklyn is a city in New York with a population of 2,635,121. Brooklyn is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Brooklyn offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Brooklyn there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Brooklyn and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Brooklyn are above average.
Population
2,635,121

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$623,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,314
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    70%
  • Own
    30%
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Brooklyn Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    378
    283
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    13
    41
  • Robbery
    228
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    198
    500
  • Theft
    1,405
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    89
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

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Brooklyn Reviews

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Brooklyn is the greatest city on Earth! In my opinion no other such city in the world is as culturally diverse, gritty, beautiful, different, and a thousand other adjectives which still cant describe my city of Brooklyn. We are the only borough with a world famous Amusement Park, Coney Island, the origination of the Hot Dog Eating Contest. What about the beauty of the city, the Brooklyn Bridge, DUMBO, Fort Greene Park, the magnificent waterfronts...the list goes on. I love the people, the way we are so different from any other people, our toughness, politeness, humility, empathy, Biggie smalls. Brooklyn is just the wonder of it all!
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The main reason I gave Brooklyn New York an overall rating of four out of five is because of the diversity. You can find people from all over the place all in one city which is something I find to be amazing especially in a race driven world today! Everyone that lives in the community knows the struggle everyone else goes through because we all come from the same place. It causes us to view life and the things around us in a similar way which is going to play a huge part in the destruction of racism, discrimination and any other prejudices.
What I like best about Brooklyn is more of a community feel than Manhattan has. Even though people are separate here, there is still a greater sense of cordiality and not the dismissal you get from Manhattanites.

What I want to see change is an extension of evening entertainment at someplace other than the Barclays Center. Most of the stores close at 8 p.m. That's too early! Given a choice between NYC and Brooklyn, I'd take Brooklyn any day!