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A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  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-
Roosevelt Island is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 11,731. Roosevelt Island is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Roosevelt Island offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Roosevelt Island there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Roosevelt Island and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Roosevelt Island are above average.
About Roosevelt Island...
Population
11,731

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$626,917
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,118
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    84%
  • Own
    16%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    212
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    59
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    42
    500
  • Theft
    289
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    8
    284
Home Security Options for Roosevelt Island
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  • 24/7 Whole home protection with no contract
  • CNET Editor’s choice winner 2018

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$87,269
National
$55,322
Children
10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    40%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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Roosevelt Island is like a secret hiding spot in NYC. It's completely unlike any other part of the city. It's also within such close proximity to all the activity and buzz if needed, however once you leave the busy city life, you are able to come back and relax in your own quiet, peaceful neighborhood.
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I love the sense of community Roosevelt Island has I just wished it was more affordable to live on the island.
Its being great alot of fun activties around the island I live in. Every thing is nearby and easier to get stuff you want like a shop and the post office just door steps away.