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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Dobbs Ferry is a suburb of New York City with a population of 11,027. Dobbs Ferry is in Westchester County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Dobbs Ferry offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Dobbs Ferry there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Dobbs Ferry and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Dobbs Ferry are highly rated.
About Dobbs Ferry...
Population
11,027

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$644,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,850
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Dobbs Ferry Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    17.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    8.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    53.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    742.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    35.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Dobbs Ferry

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$138,477
National
$55,322
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Dobbs Ferry Reviews

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Have lived in Dobbs Ferry for 40 years and raised my kids here. It is a remarkable community for kids, particularly if they are interested in sports and the arts. The local School District is one of the few that offers the International Baccalaureate degree. But the community is not all about the kids. In fact, the number of households in Dobbs Ferry with kids is about 30%. There is a vibrant downtown that makes Dobbs a real village. If I have a concern, it is that the amazing effort that was made between 2000 and 2010 to focus on Dobbs being a more sustainable, diverse, and complete community, which resulted in wonderful projects being developed in the downtown, has generated a group that now complains about anything that is proposed. The projects that have been built have restored older buildings and reinforced the historic character, but now there is a group that seems to complain about anything. Still, they are few, although their loudness brings them too much attention.
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Dobbs Ferry is your typical suburban town. Conveniently has a train station that goes to Grand Central Terminal. Dobbs Ferry offers trendy eateries like the Dawg House and the cookery. Residents are not always that friendly and the public school system is subpar. Dobbs Ferry is really what you make of it!
Excellent Community, Friendly and Safe.
This is a small but very diverse community that is very involved in Cultural, Educational, Artistic and Athletic activities.
The great thing about this town is the schools. All of them Elementary, Middle and Highschool are the highlight of the community.