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    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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Park Slope is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 45,503. Park Slope is in Kings County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Park Slope offers residents a dense 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
45,503

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,121,111
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,301
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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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
    346.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    147.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    133.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,883.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    52.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$133,991
National
$55,322
Families with Children
28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    45%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    9%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Park Slope Reviews

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Park Slope is beautiful! The houses are pretty, the people are kind albeit a little entitled, and the food is good. There are a myriad of playgrounds and cafes, making it what is generally considered a "mommy's haven." The primary issues with the neighborhood are a function of its predominantly white residency. There is little to no diversity, everything is expensive, and there is an elitist culture.
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Park Slope has recently become overpopulated with the rapid growth of high rise construction, making the area very difficult to maintain normal standards of living, if you are lucky enough to be a homeowner here. It is hard to find parking, and the city continues to overlook the needs of existing homeowners in order to feed into the Real Estate business and constuction continuum. Narrow sidewalks are frustating to navigate and are not growing at the same rate as pedestrian traffic. Instead, streets are riddled with unsafe bike lanes that put the safety of kids, adults and seniors in serious jeopardy. However, on the flip side of this, Park Slope public schools are among the best in the state, especially in District 15. There are plenty of activities for families to enjoy and Prospect Park boasts many activities for many different age groups. Restaurants are highly rated and the wide variety of dining options make it the perfect place to come home to.
Living in Park slope has surrounded me by its relaxing atmosphere, but I an able to expose myself and be accepting to other cultures do to my curiosity of how others live their life. I love traveling due to it exposing their cultures and me to different people. The area as well as the way people carry themselves and speak gives me new perspective of other lifestyles. I have also gotten more in more tuned to the way people act around me, as well as how people respond to each other. Also love reading plays that are in different time periods because it is so interesting to learn about the mannerisms and traditions of the past.