B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$450,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,367
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%

Queens Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    378
    0
  • Murder
    4
    0
  • Rape
    13
    41
  • Robbery
    228
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    198
    1
  • Theft
    1,405
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    89
    0

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$57,720
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Queens Reviews

78 reviews
All Categories
I like Queens because it is filled with diversity and lots of different cultural food, so it's like a melting pot with races. Every part of every city has their pros and cons but I loved being raised in Queens. It made me who I'm today plus I've been lucky enough to try delicious dishes too!
Review Queens
There's many different cultures in Queens, which allows different people from different backgrounds to understand and live peacefully in the same neighborhood with one another. Children in school learn early that all people, despite ethnicity, native language, skin tone, or religion, are the same and can come together as a community. There are supermarkets, restaurants, gift stores, clothing stores, pharmacies, clinics, and more near apartments and houses in Queens. The train and bus stations are easy to find as well. The only complaint that I have now is that the marijuana scene is growing bigger and it can negatively impact Queens' youth.
I love queens new york! I have lived here my whole life and enjoyed it greatly. Everyone in the neighborhood is very nice and caring, and also very welcoming. There is rarely any crime and it is a safe area. After college i would love to move back here.