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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Pelham is a suburb of New York City with a population of 12,650. Pelham is in Westchester County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Pelham offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Pelham there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Pelham and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Pelham are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$751,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,812
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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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
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Pelham

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$146,833
National
$55,322

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Pelham Reviews

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Intensely cliquish densely populated small town. While often self-described as diverse compared to other Westchester towns, the wealthy sections around the train station and parts of the Manor have low or no diversity. Engineered play dates ensure this mentality sticks around through high school. They have a charity event each year benefiting the local library in which families host book themed dinners; one this past year was titled, "Mean Girls," which speaks volumes about the town's character. The happiest residents are the ones whose work days are long and the 3+kids are easily ferried about by nannies. Schools are neither great nor bad but simply mediocre, however, the tilt is downward since school population is booming and the already high taxes must have a ceiling. The location is excellent and town picturesque. Perhaps the same problems abound in all of Westchester's smaller towns and villages? My preference is for a larger, more breathable space.
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As a current resident moving from a busy city to a quiet town like Pelham, I could definitely say it was a pretty big change. The town is quiet at night and the streets are basically empty by 9pm. Also, most stores are closed. There is a strong sense of community there, especially during community events, like the Pumpkin Festival or parades. The schools are also great because they provide a student with many resources and there's a wide variety of courses. The faculty and staff are also quite caring and supportive for the students. There is also a Metro North in the middle of town, so it made it easier to travel to Grand Central.
Pelham is a wonderful place to live! It is safe and quiet, while also being within an easy commuting distance of the city. The property taxes are high but the schools benefit and are amazing.