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    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-
Midwood is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 82,386. Midwood is in Kings County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Midwood offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Midwood there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Midwood and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Midwood are above average.
About Midwood...
Population
82,386

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$787,256
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,403
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    67%
  • Own
    33%
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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
    268
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    49
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    80.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    729.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    50.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$60,301
National
$55,322
Families with Children
32%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
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I currently live on the border of Ditmas Park/Midwood. I love this area! The houses are beautiful, and provide a nice neighborhood for walking my dog. There are enough grocery stores and restaurants nearby (within walking distance) that I never feel inconvenienced when I need something, and it is pretty quiet around here but also only about 30 minutes to Manhattan. The best of both worlds!
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It has been almost a year now since I moved to Midwood, Brooklyn and all I can say is that I'm more than satisfied. For people looking to join and feel the vibe of a community than this is definitely the place to experience that.
Overall, the neighborhood has a great vibe to it, amazing schools in the area, so only CON about the area is the parking. If you don't have a personal parking lot, it can be sometimes a problem finding parking space.
I have lived in the Midwood area of Brooklyn my whole life. Over the years, I have seen it change in both good ways and bad. While the neighborhood as whole has not changed much, the cost of living as drastically increased. While the purchasing of houses and turning them into condominiums costing around $800,000 with $50,000 parking spaces has increased; the average household income yearly has only increased from $45,000 to $53,000. The original residents are moving out and not many new residents can afford to move in. This area is a prime example of how gentrification does not concern itself with the middle class or even realistic approaches to bettering the neighborhood. If things do not being to change the likelihood of more people becoming homeless and/or leaving New York as well as investors losing their investments on condominiums will greatly increase.