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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
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$645,824
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,656
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    151
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    37
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    123
    500
  • Theft
    446
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    34
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$77,355
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
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I love the quiet environment, it is very peaceful here. Also, the people are fairly nice. There are stores nearby, like target, BJ's, TJ Maxx, Shoprite, Old Navy, and more! It is very convenient for grocery shopping.
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Whitestone is a family-freindly and very family oriented neighborhood. It is a very close-knit community, with many different cultures all coming together. There are many different religious centers and all types of cultural foods in one area. Everything is very close together, so there is no need for commute to other areas to get what you want. The only issue is the lack of public transportation that runs through Whitestone. Very few buses run through Whitestone and the closest train is a 30 minute bus ride away.
I might be biased, having come from this area, but ever since I've been a kid, I haven't seen a neighborhood as beautiful as Whitestone, NY. I've always appreciated where I live, and not just for the pizza, but for the people. The culture of this neighborhood is one of stereotypical New Yorkers, but in a good way. I love this neighborhood to its core because it is the environment which shaped my life to how it is now.