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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Highland Falls is a town in New York with a population of 3,841. Highland Falls is in Orange County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Highland Falls offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Highland Falls there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Many young professionals live in Highland Falls and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Highland Falls are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$215,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,168
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Highland Falls Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
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Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    26.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    26.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    78.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    338.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Highland Falls

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$74,278
National
$55,322
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Highland Falls Reviews

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Highland Falls is a small, quaint town that is perfect for a raising a family or retiring. Everyone knows each other and we all look out for one another. Highland Falls is only an hour long drive from New York City. Majority of the stores in town are all Mom & Pop shops owned by lifelong residents. Come visit Highland Falls and see what everyone is raving about!
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Lived here during high school. Nothing to do. No good local restaurants, especially for pizza. School system is mediocre, and the high school gets most of the attention because of the kids from West Point and Garrison. High cost of living.
Highland Falls is a very small town in Upstate New York with a beautiful scenery. Very quite and safe at night with a beautiful view from the Hudson River. Very close also to the West Point Military Academy which can be a very interesting place to visit during the summer!