B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  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
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$735,254
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,200
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    87%
  • Own
    13%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,235
    283
  • Murder
    11
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    268
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    184
    500
  • Theft
    1,291
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    84
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$45,043
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%
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Crown heights is a bustling hipster paradise with almost everything to eat. I live on Franklin avenue and I can literally eat anything I want at any time. I live in walking distance from a Korean Fried Chicken restaurant, two sushi restaurants,an all-vegan restaurant, about four Indian Cuisine restaurant and 2 Burrito and Latino Cuisine restaurants. It's amazing!
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I've lived in Crown Heights for the last 5 years and I've only had good experiences. Being one of the gentrified neighborhoods, it was easy for me to move in as rent was affordable. I lived right next to Franklin Ave, which has all the restaurants and bars. I was also only a 15-20 minute walk away from the Museum, Botanical Gardens, Public Library and Prospect Park. I had to to move further away because rent got really high in that part of Crown Heights. However, I managed to find a lovely apartment within a block away from the subway, so commuting to work only took about 30-40 minutes on the express train. Over the years, I've seen more grocery stores open up with a wider range of options that the local bodega. If you are a recent college grad or someone in your late 20s/early 30s, I would definitely recommend that you move to Crown Heights!
Crown Heights is a culturally diverse neighborhood. Split between the very large, dominant, Caribbean community and the influential Chabad (Hasidic Jew) community. Crown heights has a lot to offer, from cool ethnic bars to delicious West Indian food to parades and shows; this neighborhood is a wealth of entertainment. It has a warm, small town while only being 20 minutes from Manhattan by train. Owning a car is still problematic in this area and the better method of transportation is still by public means if you don't have a private driveway. There are not a lot of parks or recreation in the southernmost Crown heights but gyms are plentiful. Crown heights may not be the best neighborhood for everyone; but if you want to live in a culturally rich and affordable neighborhood near city hotspots, this is the town for you.