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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
New Paltz is a town in New York with a population of 14,124. New Paltz is in Ulster County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in New Paltz offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In New Paltz there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in New Paltz and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in New Paltz are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$304,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,217
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    120.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    28.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    7.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    113.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,054.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    6%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    35%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in New Paltz

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$71,806
National
$55,322
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New Paltz Reviews

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I've lived here my whole life and it has never let me down. There are great shops and bazaars like KonTiki and the Groovy Blueberry. Over the years however, there has been an increase in tourism due to the expansion of industry like hotels, and the stunningly beautiful change of seasons. This has made Main Street a busy place and in the summer and fall many streets are flooded with people. But this has made the diversity a spectacle to behold and there are endless trails to explore in the mountains. Locations like Split Rock and Lake Minnewoska have been favorites of mine and feature swimming holes, nature, and cliff diving. Overall, new paltz has too much great food to choose from, and you must have a burger from b-side! Despite the slight overcrowding and industrialization, many parts of new paltz have stayed true to their former glory and maintain a peaceful, friendly atmosphere. I would highly recommend making a visit there. It's in New York.
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New Paltz is a low-key, offbeat town with lots to offer to residents, tourists, and students. There is something for everybody to be found here. Main street is lined up and down with great restaurants and locally-owned shops. There are walking, biking, and hiking trails within the area. The scenery is fantastic and there is always a sunset. Locals are friendly and it's conveniently located close by many larger towns. There are a few drawbacks to navigate around: I would consider the town generally unsafe at night, especially for females. You have to plan carefully so you're not walking home alone at night. And the atmosphere is very politically-charged, which may not be a bad thing, but not necessarily everyone's cup of tea. But, if you prefer tea to politics, there are some great tea shops!
Very scenic area with lots of organic, local shops for tourists and inhabitants to enjoy. Various restaurants that provide a wide cuisine with delicious food. Lots to do for kids and adults alike, and overall a very accepting town!