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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
    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 60,055. Lower East Side is in New York County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Lower East Side offers residents a dense 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
60,055

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$658,593
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,000
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
    1,127
    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
$45,500
National
$55,322
Families with Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    31%
    13%
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I’ve lived in the Lower East Side for the past 17 years of my life. There are so many things about this neighborhood that I have grown to love and appreciate— especially the people within the neighborhood and the vibe that they bring. There aren’t many things that I would change about the Lower East Side considering it has everything to offer for everyone regardless of interests, beliefs or personality.
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The lower East Side is a community that is very united and close. There are lot of nearby businesses such as supermarkets, grocery stores and fast food places so everything is very accessible. There is a lot of street art which makes the neighborhood very uplifting and inspiring. However, I believe the neighborhood should be much cleaner as the building and street seem very dirty. Also I would like to see a decline in violence as it is impacting growing generations.
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!