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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  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 28,007. Living in University Heights offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In University Heights there are a lot of 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
28,007

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$377,544
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,108
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    94%
  • Own
    6%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,254
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    304
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    233
    500
  • Theft
    1,214
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    82
    284
Home Security Options for University Heights
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  • 24/7 Whole home protection with no contract
  • CNET Editor’s choice winner 2018

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$25,997
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    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.