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%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C+
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      378
      273
    • Murder
      4
      6
    • Rape
      13
      41
    • Robbery
      228
      133
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      198
      525
    • Theft
      1,405
      2,081
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      89
      263

    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

    50 reviews
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    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.
    Review Queens
    Queens is a great place to grow up in. It is very family oriented. Like all boroughs it has its bad neighborhoods but overall it is a safe place to love. Police in Queens are also very active and prompt. Queens is also very diverse and an easy area to get to. 15 minutes away from the city, bx, and bk. And about 20 mins from Long Island. Great place to live!
    Your experience in Queens depends on the area of Queens you live in. There is a higher income area with nice houses, then a median income area, and a low income area. Most people are nice no matter what economic income area they live in, but everyone is very busy so can appear to be rude. Specifically the areas in Jamaica Queens near St. John's University (all sides within a 20 mi radius): the area is pretty quiet after 10pm, most food places and shops closing around that time. I would not walk around after 12am, through driving around the area is nice and it's peaceful. Nothing going on much.