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    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Hell's Kitchen is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 62,020. Hell's Kitchen is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Hell's Kitchen offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Hell's Kitchen there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Hell's Kitchen and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Hell's Kitchen are above average.
About Hell's Kitchen...
Population
62,020

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$574,324
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,060
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    90%
  • Own
    10%
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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
    1,382.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    279.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    289.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,287.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    56.2
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$90,860
National
$55,322
Families with Children
6%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Hell's Kitchen is a great neighborhood. It's in close proximity to all major public transportation routes: Port Authority, Penn Station, ACE/7 Trains, Bolt Bus; it is also in walking distance to the mecca of shopping in Manhattan: Hudson Yards, Herald Square, Times Square etc. There are lots of restaurants in the area, however my only critique is that there aren't enough vegan / vegetarian restaurants. There is only one supermarket in the area that I use called Brooklyn Fair. Though expensive, their selection is robust-- they also have the friendliest staff I have ever encountered. The area is quite loud, but living in Manhattan you can not expect any thing less. I always feel safe in my neighborhood, plus there is a precinct in the area on 35th and 9th avenue, so no worries on that front. With the opening of Hudson Yards and the extension of the Highline, the area's traffic will pick up a bit, however it's not overwhelming. Generally a great area to live in.
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I was born and raised in Hell's Kitchen and it will always be close to my heart. There is a large Puerto Rican population here and is full of culture. The annual 9th avenue festival just passed which is an international food festival. Hell's kitchen is also very close to Broadway, so you have easy access to it without constantly being surrounded by tourists.
I am a gay man in my late 20s. I never truly understood the appeal of living in this neighborhood until I moved here. It really is a great community with tons of restaurants, bars, parks and you can always bump into someone you know on Ninth Avenue, which is fun and social.

It's a great place for the gay community and gay allies as well!