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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  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-
Sheepshead Bay is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 127,311. Living in Sheepshead Bay offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Sheepshead Bay there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Sheepshead Bay and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Sheepshead Bay are above average.
About Sheepshead Bay...
Population
127,311

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$561,192
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,267
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    416
    283
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    89
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    116
    500
  • Theft
    973
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    49
    284
Home Security Options for Sheepshead Bay
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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
$55,942
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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I have lived in Brooklyn, New York my whole life and I never really liked it. Many people think Brooklyn and/or New York is such an awesome, cultural staple of America. Well, I guess it was decades ago. Sheepshead Bay is a very busy area, I never liked that about it but we all have different opinions. Hectic roads, impatient drivers, MTA buses everywhere. Yet, It truly is a very convenient place to live. The subway is right around the corner and there are city bus stops on every other street. Almost every block has a little deli or convenience store, but you'll never find a Walmart here. Last but not least, the one thing you can always count on is getting a 10pm classic quick burger and milkshake fix at the one and only Roll N' Roaster.
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Sheepshead Bay is a fairly peaceful neighborhood, with some great restaurants, and plenty of grocery stores, and a few clothing shops. It contains Emmons Avenue, a waterfront with piers and ships that offer fishing trips or daily cruises. There is also one movie theater located down Emmons Ave. Sheepshead Bay is connected to the MTA by the B and Q line, which makes access to other parts of Brooklyn, and Manhattan, very easy.
I lived in Chinatown Manhattan since I immigrated to America for 7 years until I was at the beginning of 8th grade. When it came, my family wanted to move to Brooklyn. We found this place Sheepshead Bay from the newspaper and it wasn't a bad deal. I am now in 10th grade so I have been here for about two years. The neighborhood isn't bad at all, it isn't dirty and quiet most of the time. There are few schools near where I live but I go to school in Manhattan. Not just that, the train station is really close and there are buses to the station if needed.