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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Harrison is a suburb of New York City with a population of 28,319. Harrison is in Westchester County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Harrison offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Harrison there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Harrison and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Harrison are highly rated.
About Harrison...
Population
28,319

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$824,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,138
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Harrison 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
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    3.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    14
    500.1
  • Theft
    389.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    3.5
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    19%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Harrison

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$117,453
National
$55,322
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Harrison Reviews

23 reviews
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I love living in the town of Harrison! I have lived here all of my life and nothing has been better. The public school I went to was Harrison High School, it was very safe and every time I went to school I felt comfortable because of how of the town. There is an average amount of diversity in Harrison, but it is also a small town that is great for families to move to and grow up in! The actual town of Harrison has many little shops and restaurants that is great for getting jobs, especially for teenagers that are growing up there and are starting to work for money!
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I've been living in Harrison since I was 6 years old and the town has a lot of culture behind it. There is a large Italian population present, there are families with homes they've owned for decades. The Italian population is especially prevalent if you were to walk to downtown Harrison, with there being many pizzeria's to choose between. Most people are friendly, but I believe that Harrison is most renowned for its public school system. I see that there are many new families moving to the town, and that's without a doubt credited to the IB Program implemented at the high school. Holistically, it's a comfortable, safe, town with a 45 minute train ride to New York City and an Italian history. The only critique I would give Harrison is that it's definitely difficult to remove yourself from the mindset of a small town. Even with that, it's not too difficult to escape that mindset with Manhattan being a train ride away.
I like living in Harrison, because of the hometown feeling it betrays. Everyone knows everybody, and the school system is great for raising children here!