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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A+
Forest Home is a town in New York with a population of 597. Forest Home is in Tompkins County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Forest Home offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Forest Home there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Forest Home and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Forest Home are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$391,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,157
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    72%
  • Own
    28%
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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
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    3%
  • 18-24 years
    21%
  • 25-34 years
    32%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    6%
  • 55-64 years
    7%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    61%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    8%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    3%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Forest Home

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,250
National
$55,322
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