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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Highlands is a town in New York with a population of 12,152. Highlands is in Orange County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Highlands offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Highlands there are a lot of bars and coffee shops. Many young professionals live in Highlands and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Highlands are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$230,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,436
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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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
    24.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    500.1
  • Theft
    96.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    33%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    6%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Highlands

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$87,526
National
$55,322
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Highlands Reviews

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Living on the beautiful, historic military base right alongside the Hudson River makes for some spectacular views. The architecture on West Point is marvelous and the large forest-covered mountains running down both sides of the river provide amazing views and lots to explore.
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There is always something happening at West Point, whether at the elementary, middle, high school, or academy level. Everything here revolves around the academy which means a strong relationship with the academy and the rest of the community. West Point is also composed of about five main neighborhoods and within each neighborhood, children are always able to play out, even as the cadets run by for their daily Physical Training. In many ways, West Point is like one big family.
I am a military brat, which means that I have grown up as an Army kid and have always been on the move. I say this in a quite literal sense, because I have moved 10 times in total. West Point is by far my favorite place that I have ever lived because of it's overall atmosphere. It's atmospheric morals remain the same as when the military academy was established over 200 years ago. I wish that I could have spent all 18 years of my childhood and teenage years here. West Point's motto is "Duty, honor, country" which is so special because it not only applies to the cadets of the academy but also to the military soldiers and family members who sacrifice their their lives to serve the Army.