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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Port Washington is a suburb of New York City with a population of 16,034. Port Washington is in Nassau County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Port Washington offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Port Washington and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Port Washington are highly rated.
About Port Washington...
Population
16,034

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$771,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,808
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Port Washington 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
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    15.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    5.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    10.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    51.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    869.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    40.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Port Washington

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$120,233
National
$55,322
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Port Washington Reviews

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After reading the reviews we decided to move here with our 4 year old. Not knowing anyone we tried again and again to make friends for ourselves and her and it’s been extremely difficult. We had previously lived in many different places and it’s the first time we have struggled. Children at the playgrounds are not the friendliest when my child tried to join and play with them. Same goes for adults. It is a strange place with not much to do in town especially in colder months. For the high property taxes the roads are bad, there’s no community Center and the only place to go is a library. There’s also a visible ethnic divide which no one may talk about but it definitely exists. Cannot wait to leave and move elsewhere soon.
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We are home owners for over 30 year living in Port Washington. Raised 4 kids and they excelled partly because of the excellent schools. It is a very family Friendly community that has an direct 40 minute train line ride to mid town, Penn Station. That quick commute to Manhattan affords residents ample job opportunities, Broadway shows, concerts and numerous museums. Locally, there is a high quality of life inclusive of family-friendly amenities and recreation. Town/village parks, larger preserves, many Golf courses, two community, family friendly, swimming pools. beaches, fishing and boat marina's comprise the Port Washington peninsula. The water front is a big draw; extensive water front parks / walkways leading to the town dock that overlooks Manhasset Bay. Oh did I mention, this lively town has some amazing restaurants right on the water with delightful sunset views.
I just recently moved to Port Washington and I would have to say that it isn’t that bad of a town. There are many high schoolers and children. It’s a very accepting town, filled with nice people. However, there isn’t really anything to do here besides go to the movies and the public transportation here is the worst. I really feel like this town could do more to better it’s public transportation and do more to make the town more interesting.