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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Long Island City is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 47,309. Long Island City is in Queens County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Long Island City offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Long Island City there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Long Island City and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Long Island City are above average.
About Long Island City...
Population
47,309

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$812,519
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,788
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    84%
  • Own
    16%
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Long Island City Rankings

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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
    1,077.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    189.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    208.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,284.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    161.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$77,901
National
$55,322
Families with Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Long Island City Reviews

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The park by the water and the views are stunning. It's a very safe & clean place to live. I love how quiet it is compared to the city. Even though we love our apartment, we might move because we don't quite fit the demographic. Everyone that lives by the water is late 30's / early 40's with kids. It seems more like a Connecticut suburb than an extension of the city, which is good if you need a quiet safe place to raise kids! For people in their 20's and early 30's looking for a scene, trendy restaurants and excitement, I'd say live elsewhere.
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I have been attending school in Long Island City for almost 4 years and my experience in the area has been great. It is a calm environment that is ideal for completing school work. There are still people surrounding the area which makes it feel like a second home to me. The people are beyond nice and never fail to help you when necessary. Anyone that has the opportunity to be in L.I.C should take it!
I’ve lived in L.I.C all my life, for 24 years, and I’ve seen a drastic change over the years. I currently live in Queensbridge Houses, the projects as people say, and I’ve seen it go from bad to good. Long Island City is currently being gentrified, as so is Queensbridge houses — it may be good but at the same time it isn’t since the projects will soon be gentrified and people will be displaced. Long Island City is where I grew up and I love my neighborhood, I’ve been through up and downs with my neighborhood, and would never want to leave it. Long Island City and the Queensbridge Houses is a part of me and I’m proud to be from there. It is now becoming the second Manhattan and has become into a safe neighborhood that everyone wants to live in now. It was a neighborhood no one wanted to live in, to a neighborhood everyone wants to live in — it is a place where a lot of middle-class families live in now. I come from a low-income family and have always been proud of that.