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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Briarwood is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 30,233. Briarwood is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Briarwood offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Briarwood there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Briarwood and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Briarwood are above average.
About Briarwood...
Population
30,233

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$343,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,447
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    68%
  • Own
    32%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    303
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    129
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    129
    500
  • Theft
    550
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    73
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$64,091
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%
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Briarwood Reviews

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I find this place very diverse with all types of ethnic groups. The diversity makes this place beautiful because it is not like other neighborhoods dominated by one group. You will meet lots of interesting people coming from different backgrounds. People can live peacefully with one another despite their differences.

There are plenty of stores in this neighborhood. They also have very good places to eat here if you are into: Pizza, Sushi, Sandwiches, Pastries, Chinese food, Thai food, Russian Food, and Spanish food.

It is very easy to travel anywhere in the city when you commute using the bus or train. The subway station also has an elevator which makes it easier for the elderly to travel. The police station is also nearby keeping the city safe.

Overall, it's a good place to live in with the convenience of everything you need is just a few steps away.
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I love that Briarwood is family-centric community. Additionally, Briarwood seems to be a microcosm of what Queens (our borough) is - which is a diverse and eclectic population that prides itself of that.

Although Briarwood has its benefits, I believe that its disadvantages seem to be a a lack of new small businesses with more innovative ideas - more than just the corner bodega or another mobile phone store. I'd like to see a more pronounced presence by our local Councilman as well as more opportunities and support for our communities of color.
Excellent neighborhood with nice houses and shopping. Barely any crime, streets are clean, and people are friendly.