2017 Most Diverse Neighborhoods in New York City Metro

Explore the most diverse neighborhoods in the U.S. based on ethnic and economic diversity statistics from the U.S. Census.

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    Holliswood

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 2 reviews
    Niche User:The area and its surroundings are kept safe by the community, the community watch, and the safety officers that parol the neighborhoods. They do an amazing job keeping the area safe for families and children.
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    Briarwood

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 18 reviews
    Niche User:I have grown in this area so I would live here again. Overall, it is a peaceful and safe area. As of now I do not mind living in the metro area, but when I have my own family Id rather live in the suburbs. I see many good things in the future for this area.
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    Jamaica Estates

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 23 reviews
    Current Resident:Great neighborhood and excellent family oriented area.
    lots of young families and small kids. Excellent school district
    Jamaica Estates has a one main road which is Union Turnpike and we have lots of stores and restaurants , few bagel stores and dance studios
    One of the famous bakeries like Lulu's is rite on that block too.Thats a bakery that won cake wars on TV. Queens library is on the same block , and now it is President Trump's childhood neighborhood too. He grew up in Jamaica Estates and his parents home as well as his childhood home is rite here and we are proud to be living in.
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    Pelham Gardens

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 26 reviews
    Current Resident:I would like to see more family friendly and affordable activities in the neighborhood. I would also like to see affordable or free sports programs in the neighborhood.
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    Fort Greene

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 13 reviews
    Niche User:People are very friendly and there a lot of things to do.
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    Long Island City

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 43 reviews
    Current Resident:Long Island City is becoming supremely hip. Lots of young couples looking to live in New York City. If you can afford it, it is fantastic because you are 15 minutes away by train to the City yet you still have the more relaxed environment.

    Very scenic, safe, and has some great eats!
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    Stapleton

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 8 reviews
    Niche User:I want to see more people and transportation
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    Park Hill

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 21 reviews
    Niche User:My overall experience of the area that I live is very positive. Although I moved here only two years ago and I'm not familiar with everything I would definitely recommend to move here. Transportation options are great if you don't have a car, there are many groceries stores, as well as pharmacies. Similarly with restaurants and pizzerias.
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    Tompkinsville

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 24 reviews
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    Rockaway Beach

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 16 reviews
    Niche User:There's little to no crime in the area. I always feel safe when walking home, even after midnight.
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    Lower East Side

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 45 reviews
    Current Resident:I absolutely adore living in the lower east side Manhattan. I love its atmosphere and its life. There is always something going on! There are many mom and pop businesses that truly make you feel like you live a a community. The streets are easy to navigate and there is always a bar or restaurant every where you go! There is also the parks along the FDR drive, which offer things such as basketball courts, tracks, baseball/football/soccer fields. They have wonderful outdoor workout parks where you can train with like minded individuals. The lower east side is truly a relic one must experience!
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    Ozone Park

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 59 reviews
    Current Resident:I've been living in Ozone Park for 7 years. The neighborhood was mainly white and conservative but as the economy recovered, people of all creed, race and ethnicity has moved in and the residents are very welcoming. The neighborhood now considers itself a 'blue' neighborhood and a Democrat politician literally lives around the block from my house in a modest 2 floor home. The rent is surprisingly cheap for a beautiful part of Queens, NY. My mother worked two full time jobs to moved us out of East New York (not a great neighborhood) to Ozone Park and everything from the scenery to the smell in the air on a warm spring day if different. I was given a chance at a new life and all we did was move 20 minutes away. Thank you Ozone Park!
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    Civic Center

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
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    New Brighton

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 7 reviews
    Niche User:Having the City (Manhattan) so close to where i live is so convienent. And all of the opportunities the a presented to me just because i live here is a plus. NYC is a great places to live and i wouldn't rather live anywhere else.
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    Roosevelt Island

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 4 reviews
    Niche User:Its being great alot of fun activties around the island I live in. Every thing is nearby and easier to get stuff you want like a shop and the post office just door steps away.
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    St. George

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 8 reviews
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    Bellerose

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 37 reviews
    Current Resident:Bellerose is a nice and quite suburban community bordering Long Island and is a great place for people of all ages to live. The school district is one of the best in New York City, and there are many options available for the students and parents to choose from. There is also a nursing home within the community so you can be close to any loved ones who many need to reside there. There is a large hospital nearby and many smaller clinics as well.
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    Port Richmond

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 30 reviews
    Niche User:I live on 33rd St. and Park Avenue, so it is very convenient and pretty safe. Sometimes there are a lot of tourists and business people, but I prefer that to living in a quiet area. There are so many different restaurants and there is basically a convenience store on every corner. I am a 10 minute walk to Macy's and to Grand Central Station. The 6 subway stop is right outside my door, and it is a short walk to Herald Square to catch the BDFM or the NQR. So basically, this area is great!
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    Clinton Hill

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 44 reviews
    Current Resident:Clinton Hill, a neighborhood in Brooklyn New York is filled with tree-lined ideal streets of iconic Brooklyn brownstones and an eclectic array of charming bars and restaurants. Walk down Myrtle and stumble upon a new restaurant boasting southern-caribbean fusion, next door to your favorite, dingy, dive-bar hosting trivia night to the local Pratt students. Across from your auto garage, is the array of supermarkets that make the Manhattanites swoon in jealousy over affordable hand soap. And while being situated south of Williamsburg and north of downtown Brooklyn, centered in the most expensive real estate in the New York city, the rent has mysteriously stayed low enough for the diverse community to live comfortably. The mix of native Brooklynites, students, and Manhattan by and Brooklyn homeowners by night, keeps the Wednesday night softball league interesting; the high rise luxury apartments going up next to the Hasidic owned bakery from 1928 keeps it truly Brooklyn.
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    Randall Manor

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 6 reviews
    Niche User:This is a very family-friendly and child-orienting area. I feel comfortable and safe and would love to raise my children here in the future. I would definitely choose to live here if I could do this all over again. Compared to other places I have lived, this is my favorite community. I see great things happening in the future in this area in the future.
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    College Point

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 32 reviews
    Current Resident:I like how people in College Point is very close with one another. With the various different backgrounds in this city, people all come to a park and relax. The schools here are pretty good, but there's only primary schools. I love the somewhat cheap prices around here! There's nothing more cheap than the deli near here, but at the same time, some deli's nearby are also pretty expensive. So, it goes both ways. I grew up here and I love this place!
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    Clifton

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 15 reviews
    Niche User:I've been living here for the past 16 years, everything is close to home and the best thing is transportation. Im sorrounding by the busses and train so I ever miss the train goin towards the ferry I can always walk to the bus stop were the busses come every 10 mins. The people around my block know me very well and are always friendly. I love this neighborhood.
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    Vinegar Hill

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 4 reviews
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    Far Rockaway

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 32 reviews
    Current Resident:I've lived in Far Rockaway my whole life... I have seen it evolve to what it has become today. Throughout the gang violence and high rate crimes... I have seen rockaway become a place where you want to raise your kids. Crimes have decrease dramatically! And gang violence have sub seized. A diverse community began to develop. Especially after Hurricane Sandy, we took a hard hit and rose together to overcome obstacles. After the hurricane, our broad walk, train stations, etc where repaired and remodel to release Rockaway true beauty. YMCA, Stop and Shop, "Arverne by the Sea" attractions (Thai Food, Checkers, Pizza shop, Nail Salon, etc.) makes the Rockaway a very convenient place. I love Far Rockaway, we have an even brighter future ahead of us.
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    Gowanus

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 10 reviews
    Niche User:There can definitely be some troublesome hoodlums usually after school that seem to look for trouble, but the police usually takes care of that problem everyday to make sure nothing bad happens.
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