A-
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
    A
  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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$762,725
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,387
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    85%
  • Own
    15%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    45
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    75
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    12
    525
  • Theft
    110
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    30
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,842
National
$53,889
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Williamsburg Reviews

87 reviews
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It was the 23rd April 2011, the day that I arrived in New York. I learned quite soon New Yorkers move as often as they do their groceries and so did I.

I hopped from the LES, to Midtown. From Midtown to Greenpoint and then to Williamsburg. From the moment I arrived in Williamsburg I said, 'this is wear I'm going to stay.' I can call myself a happy resident of the borough of Williamsburg for about 3 years now already.

What I love about Williamsburg are the low rise buildings, the cozy restaurants which are so enjoyable in every single season. The short walk to the water, with our amazing view over the city. I love my grocery store Harvest Market. Williamsburgs' crowd is creative, open minded and very friendly.

My happy moments are the moment I get my coffee at Caprices by Sophie, nights at the bar of Mogador with my roommates and when I just sit down at the pier next to the water. Those are the moments that I realize, this is where I belong.
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Since I was born, I have not moved from my neighborhood at all. First of all, there are two bodegas that I cannot live without. If I want ice cream in the middle of winter and the bodega is open, then all I got to do is make a corner on the same block and there it is. On top of that, it's very peaceful and serene to walk or even sit on the steps and take on the scenery that even the birds are not that scared to approach you. However, gentrification has increased the rent to an absurd amount that the former residents can't even afford. Due to that, all of the tenants, who were Hispanic, in the apartment that I live in were evicted. Now, the current tenants are white and are upper class. The landlord did tried to evict my family, but there is no way my family and I are leaving this apartment due to the cost and also to spite her. Other than that, the neighborhood became a bit more safer to walk to even at night. That is all.
Williamsburg is a welcoming diverse neighborhood. There is a lot of nightlife. Many restaurants of different cultures to choose from. Safe neighborhood!