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  1. Public Schools
    C
  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
    B
Chestnut Ridge is a suburb of New York City with a population of 8,057. Chestnut Ridge is in Rockland County. Living in Chestnut Ridge offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Chestnut Ridge there are a lot of bars. Many young professionals and retirees live in Chestnut Ridge and residents tend to have moderate political views.
About Chestnut Ridge...
Population
8,057

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$465,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,498
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Chestnut Ridge Rankings

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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
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    19%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    7%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Chestnut Ridge

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$89,575
National
$55,322

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Generally you get the diversity of all four seasons, so a rainy spring, a hot summer, a cool fall and a cold and snowy winter. Weather doesn't really impact your life around here, for the most part, the towns are pretty good about keeping up with problems that occur if they do. Sometimes we get severe storms, like Sandy, happened a few years ago and we've had some bad winter storms in our history. Around here it's important you have summer clothes and winter clothes. So shorts and t-shirts to heavy winter coats. Also a rain jacket is an essential around here as well.
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The neighborhood where I lived for most of my life is amazing. It had woodlands and streams and everyone in the community knew each other. I could walk safely through the neighborhoods and always have a friend to be with.
The town is really small, but neighboring towns offer a ton of options without having to travel more than ten minutes. The Palisades Mall and the Shops at Nanuet, along with the Rockland Plaza all offer tons of stores and restaurants. Nothing is inconvenient to get to and I've never had a problem with finding something I needed.