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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
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Williamsburg is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 153,238. Williamsburg is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Williamsburg offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Williamsburg there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Williamsburg and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Williamsburg are above average.
About Williamsburg...
Population
153,238

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$800,013
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,452
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    86%
  • Own
    14%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    735
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    184
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    225
    500
  • Theft
    1,710
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    99
    284
Home Security Options for Williamsburg
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  • 24/7 Whole home protection with no contract
  • CNET Editor’s choice winner 2018

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$54,343
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%
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What I like most about the part of Williamsburg that I live in, is the cultural diversity. There are many latino families who have been here for a long time, and they bring all of the wonderful aspects of their culture to the area. Because it is a very family-oriented area, it always feels safe and welcoming here.

In addition to this, Williamsburg is easy to navigate, close to public transport, close to Manhattan (just two stops on the train), and has all of the amenities (supermarkets and other shops, restaurants, hardware stores) that you could possibly want, all within walking distance. You could easily live here and never really have to leave.

What I would like to see change is the pace of gentrification that is happening in the area, which is forcing some of the long-standing residents out of the area and local businesses to close.
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I have been living here for over 15 years and the neighborhood has really changed a lot. From back in the 2000s, the place was very sketchy. However, after 2005, the community has gotten a lot better and it has become a very hipster neighborhood. Love it here now!
I truly love living in Brooklyn. Williamsburg has been a wonderful experience thus far. There is always something to do or see. Whether it be new restaurants, street markets, art fairs or rooftop films- this neighborhood provides lively moments any day of the week for those who are new and single to NY or for those creating new families.