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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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-
Park Slope is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 45,089. Park Slope is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Park Slope offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Park Slope there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Park Slope and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Park Slope are above average.
About Park Slope...
Population
45,089

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,092,711
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,128
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    347
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    147
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    134
    500
  • Theft
    1,884
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    53
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$124,475
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    43%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    9%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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I lived in Park slope as a child and later on when I turned 18-20. The neighborhood is definitely family friendly. There are great markets close to Prospect Park. Prospect Park also has a lot of fun events in the summer. Park Slope also has multiple F stops running thru it which makes it relatively easy to get to Manhattan. All in all, I love this neighborhood!
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Park Slope is a perfect neighborhood for you is you are a white, vegan mother of two. There are certain benefits to a place like this. There is always a lot of stuff going on and not necessarily just for kids. There is easy access to museums, restaurants, and of course the lovely Prospect Park. The night life could be better but there are a few bars open late and there is usually a fun place to hear live music. It is getting overpopulated especially by the type of person I mentioned earlier. The public parks are positively overflowing during the day and I think no matter where you are there will be at least one stroller within sight. The biggest negative is the cost of living. Not only has the real estate skyrocketed in value but most restaurants and boutiques are ridiculously overpriced. This has driven many people out of the neighborhood and decreased diversity. It’s a visually appealing neighborhood but I will say it is much more enjoyable if you have money and kids.
I've lived in Park Slope my whole life. It's now filled with yuppies, toddlers, former hippies and wannabe hipster teenagers compared to 20 years ago during the pre-gentrification era. Some might say Park Slope is more than a neighborhood, it's a lifestyle. Park Slope is an extremely overpriced neighborhood from restaurants to boutiques. The only way I can accurately describe Park Slope is a modestly-pretentious upper class neighborhood where you'll get shunned if someone has the slightest inclination that you aren't from there.