2016 Best Neighborhoods for Families in New York City 

Explore the best New York City neighborhoods to raise a family based on public schools, crime rates, cost of living, and family-friendly amenities. Ranking based on data from the U.S. Census, BLS, CDC, and other data sources. Photo Credit: craigcloutier/CC BY-SA

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    DUMBO

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 1 review
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    Battery Park City

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 6 reviews
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    Tribeca

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 2 reviews
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    Prospect Heights

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 9 reviews
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    Columbia St

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 2 reviews
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    Rosebank

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
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    Park Slope

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 15 reviews
    Niche User:Park Slope is definitely one of the safest neighborhoods in NYC. But that is because of the resident geographic...as in mainly middle to upper middle-class white residents, so the police are sure to watch out for them. The crime rate has always been low in this neighborhood.
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    St. George

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 8 reviews
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    Brooklyn Heights

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 17 reviews
    Niche User:It is a safe neighborhood and my neighbors are all polite and friendly. It is a short walk from the Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo, as well as close to Manhattan by train, so commutes are not arduous. There are many lovely cafes and restaurants in the area where I like to eat and spend time with friends. This is the best neighborhood I've ever lived in and would choose to live here again anytime.
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    Roosevelt Island

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 3 reviews
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    Silver Lake

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
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    Hollis Hills

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
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    Willowbrook

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
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    Vinegar Hill

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 4 reviews
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    Windsor Terrace

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 20 reviews
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    Chelsea, Staten Island

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
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    Lighthouse Hill

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
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    Tottenville

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 34 reviews
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    Douglaston

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 17 reviews
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    Carroll Gardens

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 15 reviews
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    South Slope

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 2 reviews
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    Fort Wadsworth

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
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    Manhattan Beach

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 6 reviews
    Niche User:I live in a good area where there is not much crime. There is school police as i live right next to two schools and there are regular NYC police officers. A few neighborhoods away however there is a lot of crime no matter how many police officers are on the street.
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    Todt Hill

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 15 reviews
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    Sea Gate

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY