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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Clifton Park is a suburb of with a population of 36,884. Clifton Park is in Saratoga County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Clifton Park offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Clifton Park there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families live in Clifton Park and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Clifton Park are highly rated.
About Clifton Park...
Population
36,884

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$280,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,174
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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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
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Clifton Park

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$101,738
National
$55,322
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Clifton Park Reviews

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I spent the majority of my childhood in the blissful suburbs of Clifton Park, and these were the happiest days of my life. My school (Okte Elementary) helped me to develop as a learner by using innovative and creative methods to teach us basic arithmetic, reading, and writing. Our curiosity was always encouraged and never stifled. I loved the neighborhood of West Sky Lane. Although I was a child, my parents never worried about me nonchalantly roaming the neighborhood with my friends. The neighborhood was a tight-knit community, where everybody looked out for each other. As it has a relatively-less population compared to the crowded districts of New York, such as Manhattan, one can reach their destination with little to minimal traffic. Although I wished for a greater representation of the Indian community in this suburb, Clifton Park is a safe, clean and warm environment for families and individuals of all ages, and one that I cherish with all of my heart.
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Growing town with lots of beautiful nature. Though side walks may be lacking, there are plenty of biking/running trails if you know where to find them. Any time of day (except in the winter) you can see people walking or running. While many teenagers may complain about the school district, compared to most public schools in America it's a pretty great education. The high school is very big, but at least this means that there is a place for almost anyone, there is a lot of course selection, and we dominate almost every sporting event. While diversity is unfortunately lacking, but the town does seem to be becoming more diverse.
The true standout factor of living in Clifton Park is the school district, Shenendehowa. The district is very well funded, has modern facilities, great staff, and many academic paths and opportunities for high school students.

Despite being a somewhat affluent area, Clifton Park lacks in terms of things to do. There is a very limited selection of cuisine, lack of interesting public areas, and an absence of interesting places or activities to do in general.

It's a great place to raise a family or retire, but for everyone else, there are better, cheaper locations to live.