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
$147,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$906
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    21
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    25
    41
  • Robbery
    21
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    120
    500
  • Theft
    1,572
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    25
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$61,627
National
$55,322
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    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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Ive lived here in Vestal for a majority of my life, if you like the rain and snow and reading books indoors this is a great place for you to live. Business isn't exactly booming though, to be completely honest this place is quite boring even with Binghamton close by. Its dead here, and typically when people get the oppurtunity to move they take it. Vestal is a great place to raise your kids safely and in a homey enviroment but once kids reach 13 or so it becomes very boring around here.
Doesn't have many bus routes all around the city. Buildings in downtown are getting old and messy. I am little concerned about the safety within the downtown. However within the University, I feel safe and satisfied. About enough numbers of restaurants in, but not enough place for pleasure or activities.