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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$471,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,228
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    6%
  • Own
    94%

Tappan Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$110,409
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
Places like Tappan
More

Tappan Reviews

11 reviews
All Categories
Tappan is a great town to live in. The school system is excellent and the area is very safe. Everything you need is a short distance away and public transportation is available nearby. It is not very far from New York City if you need to commute to work. Tappan is very family friendly and there are many parks, playgrounds, and children's activities. It is an expensive area to live in but is well worth the extra cost.
Start Your Review of Tappan
Rate It!
Tappan is a friendly hamlet of Orangetown. It is located within a excellent school system (South Orangetown Central School District). The neighbors are friendly and it is easy to make friends. Restaruants and dining are located throughout Tappan.
I have never felt unsafe living in this area. Though you don't see much of a police presence, there are always quick to respond when required and are very on top of what they do (sending out alerts about various things as needed). Crime doesn't have a huge presence though those that do occur are often small scale, the largest of these being a home or car break in.