A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
  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
$1,047,113
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,700
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    76%
  • Own
    24%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    858
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    84
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    171
    500
  • Theft
    4,879
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    42
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$125,437
National
$55,322
Children
9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    36%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    47%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    8%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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The Financial District is a great place if you are interested in living in proximity to dense and bustling Manhattan without necessarily living in it. Unlike the rest of Manhattan which can be a bit dense and overwhelming FiDi is much more relaxed and spread out. There are less people and less crowded streets. Traffic quiets down significantly after 5pm. Because the island of Manhattan tapers towards the south the land is not as wide and you feel as if you are surrounded by the river on numerous sides. I like that several subway lines converge in the part of the city providing easy and quick access to anywhere else. There is a bit of tourism but nothing bothersome. Attractions in the area are the South Street Seaport, Stone Street restaurants/bars/pubs, Trinity Church, The World Trade Center & Oculus, and Battery Park. Generally I like living there because there is enough business and entertainment to satisfy you and you quickly get to other parts of the city for even better options.
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The Financial District is very unique in that is not like stereotypical New York City. It is inhabited by a lot of business people and college students, and has its own little neighborhood feel. A lot of the stores in this area close rather early, though, an issue for the typical New Yorker. It's like its own environment yet still in extremely close proximity to everything you'd need to access.
A great place to live.
I love living in the Financial District. I always have access to any part of the city. Almost every subway line stops through Fulton Station. The area is super safe, and I have never felt threatened coming home. There are three grocery stores walking distance, and many give student discounts. It's a younger crowd living in this area because Pace University is right here.