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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+
Lower East Side is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 60,412. Lower East Side is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Lower East Side offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Lower East Side there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Lower East Side and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Lower East Side are above average.
About Lower East Side...
Population
60,412

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$174,255
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$965
National
$949
Area Feel
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
    1,127
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    197.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    93.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,986.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    58.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$40,275
National
$55,322
Families with Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    32%
    13%
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Lower East Side Reviews

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I absolutely adore living in the lower east side Manhattan. I love its atmosphere and its life. There is always something going on! There are many mom and pop businesses that truly make you feel like you live a a community. The streets are easy to navigate and there is always a bar or restaurant every where you go! There is also the parks along the FDR drive, which offer things such as basketball courts, tracks, baseball/football/soccer fields. They have wonderful outdoor workout parks where you can train with like minded individuals. The lower east side is truly a relic one must experience!
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It is a very diverse colorful and exciting neighborhood. There's many opportunities to engage people around you and have a good time. Their are a lot of options to go out and eat and if you go and find the right places it can still be affordable. It's a relatively safe neighborhood except for certain spots, but that's how the world is so I wouldn't be worried about it. No review can really do my neighborhood justice you should come down and visit it for yourself.
The lower east side or LES is a decent place to live. Great food, my personal favorite, and great culture. It's in a reasonable proximity to police plaza so the safety is pretty good. I live directly across the street from the Brooklyn Bridge and I'm in walking distance of almost every train known to man. The 1,2,3 and A,C,E at fulton; the 4,5,6 and the J/Z at Brooklyn Bridge; the R at Rector street, and the PATH train at the World Trade Center. The taxi cab app "Via" offers cab rides as cheap as 5.00 for any distance within Manhattan.