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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Battery Park City is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 15,885. Battery Park City is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Battery Park City offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Battery Park City there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Battery Park City and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Battery Park City are above average.
About Battery Park City...
Population
15,885

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,143,983
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$3,084
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    80%
  • Own
    20%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    209.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    19
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,072.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    76.1
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$190,216
National
$55,322
Families with Children
32%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    43%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    44%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    8%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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The parks, the activities, the views , the schools, the convenience, and now the stores and restaurants are all reasons to love BPC. Every neighborhood in NYC may have downsides - you give up something - parks for restaurants or schools for convenience - not in BPC. Love it here!
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Clean , real safe , plenty things to do , lots of families , the waterfront, the restaurant s , the shopping, lots of things to do , always see plenty of security , the grounds always taken care ,well manicured , has a movie theater , place to run , gyms , you can’t beat the view of all the ships that go by , and also seeing the Statue of Liberty , and the skyline of New Jersey and the beautiful Verrazano bridge , what’s not to love
When we moved to Battery Park City in the 1990s, the area was a ghost town on nights and weekends. Today, it's one of the best places in NYC, if not the US, to raise kids. The great schools, convenient parks, water views, little league - residents have convenient access to everything that once drove them to the suburbs, especially if they have kids. But this is not a suburb, it's NYC with all the great stuff the city offers. If you work downtown, the commute is convenient. If you work anywhere in the city, most subway lines are a quick walk. The Brookfield area and World Trade Center center frequently open top restaurants and stores - then there is also the Tribeca, Seaport, Stone Street and Batter Park - all within walking distance. The new Governors Island Park is becoming a real draw. Public schools are nothing short of incredible. PS 276 and PS 89 run through 8th grade. #1 US High School, Stuyvesant, is located in BPC. There is also an excellent select High School, Millennium High School, located in the Financial District, which gives preference to below-canal street residents. The risk and fear is the explosive growth of this neighborhood causing unknown impact. For now, and likely some time to come, it's an absolutely awesome place to live, and so exciting.