213 reviews
  1. City in New York
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Real Estate
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  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-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$490,700
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,234
National
$904
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
      371
      264
    • Murder
      4
      5
    • Rape
      26
      37
    • Robbery
      196
      135
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      188
      575
    • Theft
      1,323
      2,114
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      91
      257

    Residents

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $52,737
    National
    $53,046
    Children
    18%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      14%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      21%
      18%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      21%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      24%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      20%
      14%

    New York City Reviews

    213 reviews
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    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.
    I am one of those individuals who absolutely loves shopping. One of my favorite stores is Forever 21, and as you probably guessed, I shop there quite often. One summer I went to New York for my birthday, and we went into one of the biggest most spectacular Forever 21 store that I have ever seen. The entire store was bright white, with marble floors, and speaking of floors, there were three of them. I could not stop talking about that moment until this day, and that was about 7 years ago. I cannot wait to go back!
    Throughout the entire trip, I noticed all the businesses that I was familiar with seemed a lot more "glamorous" in a way simply by the setup of them. The people there are pretty friendly, and they could always tell when your a visitor of the city. Honestly, you would not pay attention to much because you will be too distracted by the amount of things going on around you. Its truly amazing.
    New York City... Many would describe it as the city of opportunity, but to me it is my own little world. It is the most unique, different city in the world. You can find almost anything here from cuisines, to cultures, to museums. You would never need to travel the world, because you live in a small version of it. New Yorkers have a bad rep for coming off mean or having attitude, but we are just extremely stressed people trying to "hustle" to pay rent or buy groceries in this very expensive city. However, we all have each others' back, and that goes unsaid. We stick together in tough times and in good times. On another note, the subways are by far the best and cheapest way to get around, if you have a lot of patience. All in all, New York City is a slice of heaven, and it's true what they say, "If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere." Don't let it scare you, embrace the wonderfulness that is NYC!