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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Plainview is a suburb of New York City with a population of 26,141. Plainview is in Nassau County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Plainview offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Plainview there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Plainview and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Plainview are highly rated.
About Plainview...
Population
26,141

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$536,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,678
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    9%
  • Own
    91%
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Plainview Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Plainview

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$132,635
National
$55,322
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Plainview Reviews

37 reviews
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Very safe and boring neighborhood that's easy to leave from and go to more interesting places. Crowded with constant traffic. People can be rude, entitled and will run you down on major roads while walking or biking. If you go to the grocery store mid day its packed with people acting like there is a food shortage. All the necessities close by, solid library, but only (maybe) 2 bars. Nightlife above C? Boggles my mind.
Grew up here and moved back so I've done my time. Schools, safety and garbage pickup (they take anything- full couches, dead bodies & my old basketball hoop- ) the only benefits for high home prices and astronomical taxes. I'd rate it lower if I couldn't leave my doors unlocked and not worry. That changes and this drops to a 1.
Bethpage, massapequa, huntington, farmingdale all have more things to do with nicer people
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I have lived in Plainview my entire life. Sure, like everyone, I've had my ups and downs with this community, but I don't think I would be the person I am today without living in Plainview.
The schools are fantastic, even with their flaws, and the horrible "test schedule" last year.
The people here are nice, but tend to complain about most things that just do not go their way, which I believe most people have to learn that some things just don't go their way.
Plainview is a safe community, with one of the best fire departments, and police patrol the streets every now and then to keep an eye on things. One thing that isnt safe is the drivers in this community. Most of them don't look both ways, and some even ignore stop signs.
Overall, Plainview has treated me well, and I hope it treats whomever the reader is.
So if you consider moving here, I recommend it! Go for it! (Just keep in mind that the houses are $$$)
Plainview is a beautiful neighborhood , perfect for growing families and businesses. The town is very diverse so there are activities for all ages. Restaurants range from Italian, american, Chinese to many more.