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    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
West Haverstraw is a suburb of New York City with a population of 10,334. West Haverstraw is in Rockland County. Living in West Haverstraw offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In West Haverstraw there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in West Haverstraw and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in West Haverstraw are above average.
About West Haverstraw...
Population
10,334

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$264,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,396
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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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
    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
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$66,076
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%
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West Haverstraw Reviews

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I lived in West Haverstraw from 1995-2013. When we purchased our home the taxes were around 2K a year, when we sold rhe home they were $7400. The best part of living in West Haverstraw was the trash pick up and street plowing. I can’t say that the streets were well maintained because they were not. I liked the trash, recycling and bulk pick ups very much, Where I live now I just have trash pick up. It was very convenient and I was able to walk to the many types of stores nearby. There were many good places to eat. The only pet store closed up around 2000 and nothing opened to fill the void until 2015. There were good hardware stores nearby but the drive to the nearest Home Depot or Lowes was longer than I liked. What I disliked the most about West Haverstraw was the litter, noise, traffic and lack of open space. When we got dogs in 2011 and walked them all over, I began to see how much the area had gone downhill.
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West Haverstraw is a good neighborhood. It has a decent public school system with good education, transportation, and decent curriculum. West haverstraw is relatively safe, as there are police patrols from time to time. There is no constant obscenity, so not necessarily anti or pro family friendly. The night time in west haverstraw is quiet, not much goes on. There is a diversity in ethnicity and culture. Finally commute is short within walking distance. west Haverstraw is overall a good place to live in.
Very family friendly area lots of kids playing together at the park near by, riding bikes, very good schools with teachers who care about the success of Each and every child but I would like to say taxes are at an all time high in the area so I’d like them to go down to be more affordable