West Farms is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 21,280. Living in West Farms offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In West Farms there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in West Farms and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in West Farms are above average.
West Farms Rankings
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Crime & Safety
Crime & Safety
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Top Public Schools Serving West Farms
Stuyvesant High School
- New York City Geographic District No. 2, NY
- 891 reviews
Bronx High School of Science
- New York City Geographic District No. 10, NY
- 776 reviews
Townsend Harris High School
- New York City Geographic District No. 25, NY
- 533 reviews
High School Math Science & Engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY)
- New York City Geographic District No. 5, NY
- 152 reviews
Bard High School Early College Queens
- New York City Geographic District No. 24, NY
- 304 reviews
West Farms Reviews
Even though it is a neighborhood full of public neglect because mostly minorities live here, it is my home and I appreciate it and love it probably more than if I lived in a white rich neighborhood. The people who live here have culture, and have caring hearts. Old people vibe and listen to music together outside, converse and play with their grand children. Everyone is hard working but there is beauty in their handwork and struggle. There's different cultures in every apartment and home, every door smells of a different but delicious food.
Although there is high gang activity reported in the surrounding arears, my neighborhood is pretty safe. We have around the clock security and the local police are often visible patrolling. Every building requires a special key fob for entry and there are plenty of cameras.
Outsiders may not find this area as favorable, but I am very comfortable here. I have lived here most of my life and know almost everyone in my neigborhood. Access to transportation is the BEST in this area. There is every type of business in walking distance.