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
$1,023,677
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,081
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    87%
  • Own
    13%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,382
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    279
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    290
    500
  • Theft
    3,288
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    56
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$92,343
National
$55,322
Children
5%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    43%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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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!
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Hells Kitchen used to be one of the poorest neighborhoods in Manhattan. It has since, like many areas in New York, seen an influx of growth and development. There is old history here, as well as high rise condos. The tension represented by those opposite ends of the spectrum living together creates a surprising culture of acceptance. No matter where you came from, there's a place for you here.

My only complaint is that, not unlike many areas of large cities, it is often dirtier than I think it deserves because of the nightlife scene.
This area manages to balance the neighborhood and outgoing scene perfectly. But for me, I'm not the most outgoing person and I prefer the more private neighborhood aspect. However, if you're on the other side of the spectrum and you're an extrovert and love the hustle and bustle New York City scene than this is the area for you. As soon as you step outside, you're swept into the city scene.