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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Hastings-on-Hudson is a suburb of New York City with a population of 7,993. Hastings-on-Hudson is in Westchester County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Hastings-on-Hudson offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Hastings-on-Hudson there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Hastings-on-Hudson and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Hastings-on-Hudson are highly rated.
About Hastings-on-Hudson...
Population
7,993

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$612,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,855
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Hastings-on-Hudson 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
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    25
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    12.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    62.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    738.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    25
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    42%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Hastings-on-Hudson

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$127,143
National
$55,322
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Hastings-on-Hudson Reviews

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Beautiful suburb of New York City that is located right on the Hudson River with wonderful views! It's not too far from the city, only a 30 minute train ride. Hastings on Hudson is a very historic place, and it can be seen, as some of the home are very old. There is a wonderful tight knit community here that is very welcoming and kind.
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Hastings on Hudson is a small river town with appeal for people who enjoy that lifestyle. Over the summer there is nightlife in the town for families, geared towards those with middle school children or younger. For teens, there is plenty of babysitting job opportunities. Hastings is a nice town, very safe and all the locals know each other.
Hastings on Hudson is a beautiful but old town. It is right off the Hudson River with nice views, it is quiet, and it is small. The neighborhood houses a lot of "artsy" people who are music producers, movie producers, artists, and those in the medical field. However, no one drives fancy cars. These very laid-back people drive cars like Subaru's and live modest lives. The schools are blue ribbon and there is only 1% crime in Hastings. What I do not like about Hastings is that it looks a bit dirty sometimes. The sidewalks are not repaired, the store fronts are old, and nothing is upgraded (not even the cell phone service). However, it is very safe and I recommend Hastings to raise families.