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Overall Niche Grade
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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-
Fresh Meadows is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 30,726. Fresh Meadows is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Fresh Meadows offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Fresh Meadows there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Fresh Meadows and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Fresh Meadows are above average.
About Fresh Meadows...
Population
30,726

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$573,106
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,316
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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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
    187.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    32.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    137.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,037.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    95.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$78,055
National
$55,322
Families with Children
28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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Fresh Meadows Reviews

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Fresh Meadows is a very safe neighborhood! No issues walking home alone at night. It is also very well taken care of during bad weather,; they plow periodically and even salt before it starts snowing. They constantly spray for bugs and clean the neighborhood. There is also someone on watch during most hours! The shopping center, movies, and restaurants nearby are great! The downside is that there really isn't much of anything going on late nights for adults.
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I have lived in Fresh Meadows my whole life, and I really enjoy it here. Throughout the years I have lived here, I've seen people come and go, but the neighborhood stays quiet. It is very safe to walk around at night. There are not many parties in the neighborhood. Fresh Meadows has nearby schools, so it's great for families. There is P.S.173, M.S.216, and Francis Lewis High School. All three are great schools and I have no complaints about any of them. In addition, there is a Kohl's, Starbucks, and Qdoba in the area, where teens can hang out and have a good time after school. Overall, Fresh Meadows is a great place to live in due to its nearby education, shopping stores, hangout stores, and family-friendly environment.
I appreciate how quiet that neighbor is to new comers and the overall hospitality. Theres never been a moment in Fresh Meadows that I've felt threatened or afraid to walk the streets during the night time. Its affordable, decent store, family friend and decent commuting time.