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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
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Great Neck is a suburb of New York City with a population of 10,272. Great Neck is in Nassau County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Great Neck offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Great Neck there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Great Neck and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Great Neck are highly rated.
About Great Neck...
Population
10,272

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$795,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,768
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Great Neck Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Great Neck

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$91,484
National
$55,322

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Great Neck Reviews

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Great Neck is a decently sized neighborhood. It is very safe with all of its law enforcement as well as specific branches for some communities. They make rounds especially in the more busy places. The town has many restaurants ranging from Asian cuisines like sushi to American cuisines with burgers. There are also many cafes including trendy bubble tea shops. For the public schools, they are all well funded and have amazing teachers. Most of the schools are ranked extremely high for the state as well as the country. They are also diverse with a big Persian and Asian community. Public transportation is great, with a railroad going directly to Manhattan and buses into the city. Its proximity also allows for a short drive into the city. All of this, however, comes with a price. Taxes are high which make living costs high, but it is all worth it.
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Living here for 17 years, Great neck is a fantastic place to live! There are so many places to walk, eat, and explore. Plus, it is extremely close to the city and commuting is easy due to accessibility to the LIRR train and MTA busses. The neighborhoods always feel safe.
Great Neck is a very tightly-knit town that prides itself on its education and beautiful grounds. The houses are very expensive, which makes it a bit difficult for families to survive. The town isn't so diverse - it is mostly White with some Asian Americans. Most of the residents are Jewish or Christian. It is only a short ride to Manhattan via the Long Island Rail Road so the commutes are not bad at all. The town caters to children with its ice skating rink, pool complex, kids movies, and other classes. The nightlife, however, is nonexistent as the only thing open past 11 pm is 7-Eleven.