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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Rockaway Beach is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 16,057. Living in Rockaway Beach offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Rockaway Beach there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Rockaway Beach and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Rockaway Beach are above average.
About Rockaway Beach...
Population
16,057

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$331,984
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,136
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    64%
  • Own
    36%
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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
    1,033
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    131
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    85
    500
  • Theft
    1,059
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    26
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$58,679
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
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A cute beach town where everyone knows each other, kids play in the street, and you can leave your doors unlocked at night. Great sense of community and very safe. Not many stores so 'going out' and getting jobs can be difficult especially in the winter when it's not beach weather.
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I love the environment, the diversity and all that it brings to my life and my family's life every season. With the boardwalk redone and the other updates after Hurricane Sandy Rockaway has really come far and still has so much potential.
Literally, everything you ever need is in the same general location on the Peninsula. I just wish it was a bit more cleaner, less lots of empty land, and more public transportation connections.