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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
    A-
Rockaway Park is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 15,497. Living in Rockaway Park offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Rockaway Park there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Rockaway Park and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Rockaway Park are above average.
About Rockaway Park...
Population
15,497

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$338,752
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,241
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    69%
  • Own
    31%
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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
    859
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    59
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    131
    500
  • Theft
    990
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    20
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$59,688
National
$55,322
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%
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Rockaway Park Reviews

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Everyone says hello to you even if you don’t know them. It feels like a small town even though it is located in Queens. Children can play in the street since cars are not allow to park from May to September, and all the neighbors always look out for all the children in the neighborhood just like as if it was their own. This is just two reasons why my neighbor is an awesome place to grow up in.
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Area is very diverse. Great beach area for the neighborhood and neighboring communities even other borough residents. Parking can be tight during beach season but definitely everyone can find a place to park. The place is not that commercialized yet but there's a place for visitors to find food. Parks are well kept. Police presence are felt in the areas that needs them. Plenty of summer activities for children. Continues improvements are seen since hurricane sandy
The local businesses are reliable if anything. While there are chain companies here and there, for the most part, it's small-time stores. It's relatively easy to get what you need, between Rockaway Beach and Belle Harbor, and within half a mile radius from here. The Eastern European Deli in Belle Harbor gives access to more unique items only found in those areas, like fresh salted fish and cabbage. You'd need to leave here for other items, though, like Halal items.