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  1. Public Schools
    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
    B+
Long Island City is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 54,779. 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
54,779

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$468,371
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,584
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    84%
  • Own
    16%
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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
$70,989
National
$55,322
Families with Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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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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Long Island City is an amazing neighborhood. It used to be the industrial city of New York where no one ever wanted to go and avoided it like the plaque. However, now Long Island City is the City everyone wants to be in. It has become extremely diversified and gentrified. Condos are being built up every day and so many different places to eat and shop. The funny things is Long Island City used to be advertised being “only one stop away from manhattan” in all of the Real Estate magazines. However, now manhattan is using Long Island City as advertisement saying “only a few stops away from the lovely Long Island City.” It is so amazing to see just how much my neighborhood has changed but also how it has stayed the same. The reason I say this is because no matter how much Long Island City changes it’s still home to me.
The description here seems severely off. I've been living in LIC for the last 5 years and am lucky to have a wonderful view of the river and the city. The commute to work is fantastic if you work in midtown like I do. It is really visually beautiful and we have a ton of restaurants to walk to. The negative- it's expensive. Even restaurant prices are higher than those in Manhattan and many of them get closed often due to high rent prices. My main negative is the lack of diversity in terms of lifestyles and also ratially. This is the neighbourhood with mostly white and Asian people, and a neighbourhood where everybody has kids. You can't even go to a bar expecting to have a drink and a conversation with another adult without having a bunch of toddlers run around or an infant screeming. Everybody lives the same- marriage, kids, marriage, kids. Suburbian culture like that is destroying this neighborhood and the beautiful parks we have here are always overrun by screaming children.