A-
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
    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
Population
8,426,743

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$494,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,255
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    68%
  • Own
    32%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C+
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      357
      273
    • Murder
      4
      6
    • Rape
      26
      41
    • Robbery
      198
      133
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      165
      525
    • Theft
      1,267
      2,081
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      86
      263

    Residents

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $53,373
    National
    $53,889
    Children
    18%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      15%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      21%
      19%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      21%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      24%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      20%
      13%

    New York City Reviews

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    If you're accustomed to the fast-paced life, then New York City is the place to be! There are a lot of activities to do and things to see in the Big Apple. Two strengths this city has is diversity and creativity. Many people from all over the world comes to visit and/or become a resident here. For us to respect and embrace one another, despite the tone of our skin, is amazing. There are also many talented people that resides in New York City. Whether there's someone singing on the subway, dancing in the Middle of 14th Street Union Square, or doing some visual arts performance by City Hall, you'll never know what you'll see.

    One thing that can be improved in New York City is the cost of living. Living in New York City is possible, but it can also be challenging. The rent can be pricey and some apartments are really small. Living there can be rough, but there's always something to do.

    If you feel like living in New York City is too expensive, I would definitely recommend visiting!
    Review New York City
    I was born and raised in the big apple. However, it's really a rotten apple lifestyle that New Yorkers live in. Or at least people like myself who are minorities and come from low-income backgrounds, because every institution that is supposed to help us is actually against us. Thus, making it even harder for us to survive and make a living. I choose 5-stars as opposed to a lower amount because NYC made me and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else; I'm proud of who I am and where I come from! I think the idea of gentrification needs to change completely because it's the downfall of the city. Neighborhoods are constantly being striped of it's culture and its peoples. Instead of building luxury condos and hipster cafes for these new comers ("yuppies"), the mayor should be investing in the integrity of the neighborhoods that already existed prior to the gentrification as well as the communities that live in them.
    Excellent and fun place to live filled with many restaurants and summertime activities! My neighborhood is extremely family friendly and safe to take a walk around the block. The gym i go to is across the street from where i live which makes it very convenient for me, not to mention they are open 24/7 in case of a long and busy day at work. On weekends I have a vast variety of restaurants that are always open down the street from my apartment. My commute to work is very fast since I only have to take one train which drops me off one block from my place of work. The train ride only takes about 20 minutes.