B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D+
  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
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$363,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,074
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    81%
  • Own
    19%

The Bronx Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    378
    0
  • Murder
    4
    0
  • Rape
    13
    41
  • Robbery
    228
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    198
    1
  • Theft
    1,405
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    89
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$34,299
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    29%
    13%

The Bronx Reviews

143 reviews
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The place is very affordable to live in. Many people often have stereotype about the Bronx, how unsafe it is, but it is not! People are so nice to each other. You can also definitely see the multicultural aspects of living in New York City. You see Indians, Asians, Hispanics, African Americans, Caucasians in every block!
Lastly, the commute to any urban areas, such as Manhattan, Westchester, Yonkers, and Fort Lee.
Review The Bronx
I ENJOY LIVING IN THE BRONX AND I LOVE THE BRONX. I WOULDN'T WANT TO LIVE ANYWHERE ELSE. I WAS RAISED IN THE BRONX IN THE 90's. NO MATTER WHAT AND WHERE YOU READ OR SEEN SOMETHING ON TV , THE BRONX IS ALWAYS WELL AND SAFE. UNLIKE SOME OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK CITY , NOT EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD IS ALWAYS SECURE. BUT THEY ARE MANY DIFFERENT AREAS IN THE BRONX THAT ARE QUIET , SAFE , AND MANY AMAZING PLACES TO LIVE. NO MATTER WHERE I AM , MY HEART WILL ALWAYS STAY IN THE BRONX. I BELIEVE IS A LOVELY CITY TO LIVE IN. ITS A PLACE WHERE I LEARNED TO BE STRONG. DURING THE SUMMER TIME , I ENJOY STOPPING AT THE CORNER STORES TO BUY AN ICY OR AN ICE CREAM TO COOL OFF. I ALWAYS LOVE THE ACCENT IN THE BRONX , ITS VERY COOL, WE HAVE MANY DIFFERENT SLANGS WE SAY. ITS VERY PEACEFUL AND QUIET ( DEPENDS ON THE AREA ) . I LOVE THE CREATIVE TALENTS. THEY ARE LOTS OF TALENTED PEOPLE IN THE BRONX. OUR BOROUGH IS VERY UNIQUE AND I ENCOURAGE MANY PEOPLE TO COME AND VISIT OUR GREAT BOROUGH YOU WON'T REGRET IT!
The Bronx would benefit from better care and maintenance relating to cleanliness and plant life. Manhattan requires that business owners wash the side walks every morning. The parks are cleaner, and trees and plants are planted in the neighborhood. The greenery is maintained, providing better air quality. More maintenance in the Bronx can lead to more jobs. Better air quality makes the area healthier. Poor air quality leads to more difficulties for people with asthma and other respiratory ailments. The planting of more plants and trees, as well as maintence of the bronx's greenery and cleanliness can change the borrough completely.