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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
New City is a suburb of New York City with a population of 34,652. New City is in Rockland County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in New City offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in New City and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in New City are highly rated.
About New City...
Population
34,652

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$482,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,485
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    11%
  • Own
    89%
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New City Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in New City

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$130,595
National
$55,322
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New City Reviews

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New City is a very family-friendly neighborhood. Good schools, lots of community places (library, park,etc.). In addition, it is a twenty-minute drive from New York City and close to the Palisades Mall which has many stores for all your shopping needs.
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I grew up -from age 13-in New City, and my mom still lives there. It's a pretty town and relatively safe, but beyond boring and non-descript. Nothing going on, no sense of community, incredibly isolating, No arts scene. Basically it's a suburb for people with kids who are only seeking good schools (though those were unexceptional, especially Clarkstown North, which only cares about pumping out students with good GPA's so that they receive State funding) and mediocre restaurants. Could be any Midwestern 'burb.
New City is far enough from but close enough to NYC to offer a quieter suburbian experience with ease of transportation access to the city via bus, train, or car, making it very appealing to me as for why I live there when attending university in Manhattan. However, real estate prices and taxes, as well as rental prices, are a bit steep compared to other areas adjacent to NYC.