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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D-
  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 156,060. Williamsburg is in Kings County. Living in Williamsburg offers residents a dense 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
156,060

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$492,757
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,522
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    83%
  • Own
    17%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    735.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    184.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    225.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,710
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    98.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$56,342
National
$55,322
Families with Children
30%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%
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Williamsburg Reviews

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Williamsburg is a mix of long time residents and transplants. This creates a lively and diverse neighborhood dynamic full of mom and pop shops as well as trendy bars, shops, and restaurants. The juxtaposition of neighborhood kids playing basketball at the park alongside what appears to be a businessmen and women working on their laptops is testament to the lure of the neighborhood. It's warm character and the boundaries that are inexistent for whom can traverse the bridge and be welcomed by this lovely part of Brooklyn.
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Understandably, Williamsburg lacks in many departments. It's loud and busy and can be dirty sometimes, but that is what makes me love it so much more. I feel alive in this neighborhood. There is always music and laughter and some sort of event. It's crowded, yes, but you feel like you are a part of something in Williamsburg. I am more than okay to sacrifice silent nights for the energy and movement that I receive in return.
Williamsburg is a place that seems to come alive all the time. Almost every day, you'll see new people and new things that you've never seen before. The recently opened Domino park underneath the Williamsburg bridge has a very gorgeous view of the city and its skyline. There are also many things to do while out here in Williamsburg. So many that you'll lose count. Overall the diversity of the things out here in Williamsburg is very widespread and amazing.