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    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
University Heights is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 29,661. Living in University Heights offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In University Heights there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in University Heights and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in University Heights are above average.
About University Heights...
Population
29,661

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$80,584
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,153
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    94%
  • Own
    6%
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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
    1,253.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    304.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    232.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,214.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    82.4
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$28,875
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    34%
    13%
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University Heights Reviews

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I like how people can be nice/ helpful and neighborly at time, however there are many rude/ inconsiderate individuals that also live in the area. There also seems to be a population of homeless people/ drug users in the are and I've personally witnessed drug users on the street injecting themselves.
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Very family oriented, close knit area. Very diverse. Subways are within walking distance. And it also has a great shopping district. You can find parks in walking distances for kids to play. The only down side to the neighborhood may be that it does need more restaurants that are as diverse as the people. Way too many fast food chains.
Despite the noise and traffic, everything else is close to where i live. Example restaurants, ATM, Banks, grocery stores, and boutiques. I have not choose to live here but living here has an impact on me as a young independent undergraduate college student. I always have plenty of time to shop around and buy cheap production without having to spend bounden my budget.