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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 25,902. 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
25,902

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$567,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,708
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
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    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
$143,534
National
$55,322
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I will start off this review by saying that I was born and raised in Queens. I purchased a house in Plainview about a year ago.

Plainview has to be the most boring place I have ever been in New York State. The entire town consists of 3 shopping centers. There is zero culture. At 5:30 PM the entire place is a ghost town.

Sure, I am coming from a place with a lot more people and action, but I really messed up purchasing a house in Plainview. Cannot wait to move back west, once I can break even on my poorly thought out investment.

Schools are supposed to be good, so enjoy the fact that your kids can get a "good" education, which is primarily based around standardized test scores which mean nothing in the real world anyway. Taxes are reasonable, which is why this town gets 2 stars.
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Good place to live. School are excellent.
It is a calm and safe neighborhood that allows for good living. Recreation activities are many, including state and community parks.
Shopping is convenient, allowing for easy access to necessary needs.
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