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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    NG
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$460,704
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,395
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%

Richmond Hill Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    744
    283
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    161
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    134
    500
  • Theft
    805
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    82
    284

Residents

Diversity
NG
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$63,484
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    27%
    13%
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Richmond Hill has got to be one of the most diverse schools in all of New York City. Here one can sample the foods, witness the culture, and meet people who are from the Caribbean and the West Indies. The neighborhood is pretty safe, with crime kept at a low. There are also decent schools not far from the area, and access to public transportation could never get easier; around my part of the neighborhood, there are four buses, access to the train, and JFK Int'l Airport is no more than a 5-minute car ride away. Although it isn't necessarily cheap to move here, the rates are average (for New York) and one can travel to the city by train in less than an hour. In all, living here comes with plenty of benefits and I'm glad that I've spent most of my life here.
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The neighborhood is mostly residential and family friendly. Rents are on the rise here (1,200-1,400 one bedroom apartment ). There is an abundance of grocery stores and vegetable. There are also more elementary and middle schools than high schools here, and many of the schools serve students well when it comes to safety, community involvement and academic advancement. There isn't much of a nightlife here. The neighborhood is diverse with South Asian,Guyanese and Trinidadian people. Over the past 4-5 years various kinds of crime has increased here. There is always a police presence, especially late at night and on weekends. There are family health clinics and Jamaica Hospital that is close to the neighborhood (10-15 minutes away by car). There isn't a huge job market here besides retail jobs. This is a moderately safe neighborhood, good for families.*Bonus* You will never be without Aunties, Doubles and Roti here, as they are always in abundance.
I have been living in Richmond Hill for 13 years old now and, it is one of the places that I can describe the home sweet home feeling. I feel comfortable knowing the people around me and seeing the buildings there hasn't changed one bit. I like seeing how the area is influenced by my culture and other cultures as well, there are many temples, churches, and mosques next to each other. Along with the religious buildings, I like the Indian sweets store selling authentic Indian sweets. I have at least five different shops for Indian sweets that I like going too.