Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown New York, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.
Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all New York neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?
Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in New York are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.
Here are the best neighborhoods in New York for 2018:
- Charlestown-Richmond Valley (Homes)
- Carnegie Hill (Homes)
- Westerleigh-Castleton (Homes)
- Battery Park (Homes)
- Greenwich Village (Homes)
- Tottensville (Homes)
- North Sutton Area (Homes)
- Richmondtown (Homes)
- Greenwood (Homes)
- Rossville (Homes)
Read on to see how we determined the places around New York that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in New York.
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How do you determine the top neighborhoods in New York for 2018?
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in New York, we had to determine what criteria defines a ‘best’.
Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:
- High incomes
- Low unemployment rates
- Low crime
- High home prices
- High population densities (A proxy for things to do)
We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 117 in each category, where 1 was the best.
Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.
And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the ‘Best City Neighborhood In New York.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Charlestown-Richmond Valley.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places New York has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.
1. Charlestown-Richmond Valley
Median Income: $92,604
Median Home Value: $565,333
2. Carnegie Hill
Median Income: $155,354
Median Home Value: $1,000,001
Median Income: $86,389
Median Home Value: $445,040
4. Battery Park
Median Income: $173,103
Median Home Value: $653,067
5. Greenwich Village
Median Income: $120,528
Median Home Value: $794,029
Median Income: $90,404
Median Home Value: $461,455
7. North Sutton Area
Median Income: $134,122
Median Home Value: $724,030
Median Income: $80,041
Median Home Value: $463,571
Median Income: $66,196
Median Home Value: $567,546
Median Income: $77,953
Median Home Value: $487,233
Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of New York
If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in New York where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious, here are the worst places in New York:
- Hunts Point
- Mott Haven
- Bedford Park
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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In New York
|7||North Sutton Area||16,945|
|42||Upper East Side||190,431|
|54||Upper West Side||208,032|
|80||Astoria-Long Island City||126,676|
|83||Lower East Side||85,991|