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
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    75
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    12
    1
  • Theft
    110
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    30
    0

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%
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Williamsburg Reviews

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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!
Williamsburg is huge and that's what most people don't know. I live in south side of Williamsburg and I would say that what I love most is feeling comfortable to walk down the block at any given time and not be afraid of perverted men watching me or gangs hanging around. What I would definitely want to change is how the Hasidic Jews look at us. When they American people they look at us in disgust. They don't even want to touch or come close to you and I feel like that should change. Though they have their own system and way of living, they should not act racist.