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    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    D+
  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-
Gowanus is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 19,941. Gowanus is in Kings County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Gowanus offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Gowanus there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Gowanus and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Gowanus are above average.
About Gowanus...
Population
19,941

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$784,216
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,521
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    79%
  • Own
    21%
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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
    696.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    166.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    135.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,392.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    46.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$86,903
National
$55,322
Families with Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    13%
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Gowanus Reviews

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The pollution is horrible and there is a layer of tar over the water. At some points it smells so heckin' bad and it's unacceptable.
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In the past few summers, the overall crime has decreased. I still believe that it exists, but at a more subtle level than before.
There can definitely be some troublesome hoodlums usually after school that seem to look for trouble, but the police usually takes care of that problem everyday to make sure nothing bad happens.