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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Melville is a suburb of New York City with a population of 17,872. Melville is in Suffolk County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Melville offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Melville there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many retirees live in Melville and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Melville are highly rated.
About Melville...
Population
17,872

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$641,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,276
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%
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Melville Rankings

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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
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    29%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Melville

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$124,116
National
$55,322
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Melville Reviews

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Great place to live. Safe for bike rides and walks around the neighborhood. Good quality public schools and private schools as well. Taxes are a bit high but for all of the things offered by the town locally it is definitely worth it to live here. My only complaint are the roads are kind of bad but otherwise this is a great place to live!
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Centrally located on Long Island and minutes from both the LIE and Northern State Parkway. Great schools and near everything you need - shopping, supermarkets, restaurants, etc.
Melville is a great place to raise a family. It's very safe and the schools are also great. Everything is about 5-10 minutes away such as the mall, drugstore, gym,restaurants,gas stations, and schools.