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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Pawling is a town in New York with a population of 8,336. Pawling is in Dutchess County. Living in Pawling offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Pawling and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Pawling are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$297,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,081
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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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
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Pawling

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$82,328
National
$55,322
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Pawling Reviews

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Pawling is a very small town located just a few hours away from New York City, which makes it a convenient place to live. One can easily seek job opportunities and entertainment in the city, while also being able to live outside of the crowded metropolitan chaos that composes urban areas. Pawling's public schools are small, but very safe, and they often provide excellent educational opportunities for their students. Though the small size means that many programs cannot be offered due to lack of interest, the lower student to faculty ratio allows teachers to give one-on-one instruction time. Overall, Pawling, though small, is a quiet and peaceful place to live, and many of the negative aspects of small-town life are countered by the fact that New York City is just a train ride away.
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I've full-time lived in Pawling since I was 8 years old and I've had a comfortable life here.
I go to PHS and the environment is very good in terms of academics and teachers, but there are also students who don't work hard and aren't very nice. Though, I would say most of the students are good people. The teachers work very hard to ensure that their students are getting the education that they deserve. There are also many clubs, sports, and similar opportunities for the kids at this school. However, there is not much racial diversity in the school.
The town is small but it's not extremely small, and most of the kinds of places you would want to go to (supermarket, the mall (Danbury), etc.) are a drive away.
I originally intended to stay in Pawling temporarily. The independent book store and Ziggat rated restaurant are what initially swayed me (and they are still fantastic). However, it is the village's charm, the region's natural beauty explorable through the Appalachian trail and other trail ways, and local cultural that caused me to settle down long term.