B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$753,405
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,278
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    71%
  • Own
    29%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    5
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    17
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1
    525
  • Theft
    17
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    6
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,157
National
$53,889
Children
29%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    35%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Borough Park Reviews

67 reviews
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I live in Brooklyn, so there are some areas that are beautiful and some areas that are not so great. I live in one of those so-so areas. Its safe, but its not the most aesthetically appealing. For our first apartment it was perfect for us, I have no complaints in this area. But in the future I would like to move to a nicer part of Brooklyn.

Brooklyn is the new up and coming Manhattan. Currently, Brooklyn is the most expensive place to live in the entire United States; so that definitely says something about the location as well.

I do love it here though!
Review Borough Park
The exterior could be better cared for over all in this area. The cost of housing and utilities is rather affordable compared to other, similar areas. The train service is great most of the time with express train three stops from Manhattan. There are some real gems around here and the area is becoming more and more diverse. Great corner stores/ bodegas, fish stores, grocery stores, fruit stands, nail salons, hair salons etc.
Its a relatively safe neighborhood. The traffic on the morning and afternoon are horrendous, especially beat schools.
Houses are expensive.