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  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
    B
Elmhurst is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 107,185. Elmhurst is in Queens County. Living in Elmhurst offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Elmhurst there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Elmhurst and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Elmhurst are above average.
About Elmhurst...
Population
107,185

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$560,506
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,559
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    69%
  • Own
    31%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    579
    282.7
  • Murder
    0.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    136.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    148.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,661.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    58.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$54,371
National
$55,322
Families with Children
29%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%
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Elmhurst was built on immigrants and their rich culture. You could walk down Broadway Avenue and travel from China to Bangladesh, tasting all the delicious foods of Thailand, the Philippines, India, Taiwan, and more. The people around you speak in tonal Cantonese and sharp Hindi. Walk a few blocks through Whitney Avenue, and suddenly there is a Baptist Church, a block across the street from a Catholic Church. Across the street from the Catholic Church, there is a Hindu Temple, and a few blocks down towards Britton Avenue there is a Mosque. As you walk further down Whitney Avenue you find yourself surrounded by a strong Latinx community. Different Spanish accents and cuisine float by you as you stroll down the street and you're just as likely to hear a soft bachata as you are an explosive salsa or even a traditional Wayno or Banda. As the streets wind down to Roosevelt, you find yourself on the 7 train wondering how you visited the world-a beautifully united world- in a few streets.
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Elmhurst is a one of the most diversed neighborhoods in Queens. It is surrounded by amazing food and friendly faces. During the summer, you see children and parents enjoying the evening sun. Teens at parks are making memorable memories before school starts back again. As you walk down every other block, music is blasting from the apartments and the smell of delicious food covers the whole block. The accessibility of groceries and other essentials are easy to obtain because Elmhurst is filled with affordable meats, vegetables, and fruits.
Elmhurst is incredibly diverse and you meet all kinds of people here. I've lived in Elmhurst for 17 years and everyone is kind and friendly. Plus, there's some amazing food places to go!