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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Syosset is a suburb of New York City with a population of 19,559. Syosset is in Nassau County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Syosset offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Syosset there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Syosset and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Syosset are highly rated.
About Syosset...
Population
19,559

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$642,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,256
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    9%
  • Own
    91%
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Syosset Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Syosset

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$159,375
National
$55,322
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Syosset Reviews

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it's a quiet place to live. There are a lot of shops in the area which makes it very convenient to get errands done. Also a lot of supermarkets. It's not loud at night, have not had any issues so far. Plenty of gym options. The train is conveniently located. Giving four stars because technically, there is no town. But overall, great town!
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Syosset is decent overall. I never worry about safety, roads are accessible, and the public school district is amazing in terms of teachers and resources. It's not too far from the city, it's on the border between Nassau and Suffolk County, and beaches are nearby. Syosset, like much of Long Island, is beautiful all year long, especially in autumn. The majority of residents are Jewish and Italian, so naturally the local bagels and pizzas are excellent. There are a lot of local events for families with young kids. One major turn-off is that the community tends to be extremely competitive in every sphere (home value, clothes, cars, vacations, kids' academics etc.). The houses are also very expensive and the taxes are very high. As a student at Syosset High School, there is a subtle division between those who live on the wealthy side of the train track and those who live on the middle-income side. It’s common to find students who do not take a lunch period in order to take more classes.
Syosset is an excellent town to grow up in. The schools are excellent and well ranked. Overall the town has a great influx of people who come for its admired factors. The town has a wide range of restaurants to eat at, however after a while they can grow tiresome. Activities to do in town are extremely limited, for example going to the movies requires at least a fifteen minute drive. However, there are opportunities for young kids with many fun and exciting places, such as bounce trampoline sports and bowling alleys.