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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$146,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$890
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    18
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    25
    41
  • Robbery
    28
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    219
    525
  • Theft
    1,880
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    42
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$61,244
National
$53,889
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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Vestal Reviews

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The Town of Vestal, New York is adorable. It is the home of the Vestal Golden Bears, as well as The Binghamton University Bearcats. Because it is a college town, there are so many stores and restaurants at your disposal. It is a close enough drive from Binghamton, Ithaca, Syracuse, Watkins Glenn, or Pennsylvania to make a day trip out of. The locals would love to tell you about chicken spiedies, the Cider Mill, the Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally, and all of the other fun things that happen locally!
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Vestal, New York is a great place to have a family. Shops are nearby and neighborhoods are friendly and clean. I could leave my doors to my house unlocked and it would be safe!
Vestal is continuing to grow with the job market, constantly opening new restaurants and other businesses along the parkway. Parks and public attractions are rather clean, and the crime is minimal. The public schools are the best in the area!!