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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  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 105,208. 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
105,208

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$477,283
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,489
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    68%
  • Own
    32%
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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
$51,226
National
$55,322
Families with Children
29%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    25%
    13%
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Elmhurst, NY is one of the many neighborhoods in NYC that perfectly represents the famous slogan of NYC, the"melting pot" or more currently, the "salad bowl"! This is because Elmhurst is so diversified and rich in so many different cultures and ethnicity groups. I grew up interacting with Chinese, Indians, Jews, Hispanics, African-Americans and Muslims. It's a wonderful place to live in because you don't have to travel far to find any authentic cuisine. Whether it's Vietnamese sandwiches to Mexican tacos, Elmhurst has it all. I love this neighborhood because, despite the fact that there are so many different kinds of people here, every culture retains their uniqueness while respecting each other's differences.
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In Elmhurst, I enjoy the company of people around me since residents are usually friendly towards one another and people can connect more due to similar cultures. Elmhurst also offers different foods and restaurants where people can enjoy and there are many available public spaces, such as the park or library that are nearby. It also offers an efficient mode of transportation by being close to the train station or bus stop. However, I would like to see more diversity in my community since it is predominantly resided by Chinese Americans and other Asian groups. It would not only provide a new experience to different cultures but the ability to interact with a wide range of people from around the world. This would establish a more integrated community and a new knowledge people can gain from other ethnic groups.
I love Elmhurst! I have lived in this neighborhood since I was 8 years old. The neighborhood is quiet, diverse, ample, close to transit, has great food and great shopping centers nearby. Whether I am getting home at 2AM or 2PM I have always felt safe. I also went to middle school nearby, and have fond memories of my time there. Overall, this is my neighborhood where I grow up, where I'll always come to and where I can depend on for diverse rich delicious food!