So, you want to catch ’em all, huh?
Pokemon Go has swept the nation, and the app has broken records for the most downloads in the first week of release. All over the country, people are swarming, gathering, and all around going nuts, playing this interactive game.
Since we’re a data analytics website, and because we’re often cited as the ‘go to’ place for regional infotainment, we thought it was our duty to be as helpful as we can for people in New York who want to have the inside scoop as to where they should go if they want to dominate this addicting game.
After analyzing every place in New York, here is our list of the best places to catch Pokemon in the Empire State:
- Pelham Manor (Photos)
- Williamsville (Photos)
- Sea Cliff (Photos)
- Fairport (Photos)
- Bronxville (Photos)
- New Hempstead (Photos)
- Larchmont (Photos)
- North Hills (Photos)
- Irvington (Photos)
- Pelham (Photos)
As you might note, these are all smaller suburbs of major cities in New York. That’s because in smaller cities, there are a higher number of places per capita where Pokemon are traditionally found. Meaning you’ll find more Pokemon in a much smaller area. When you read the analysis below, this will all make sense. Trust us.
So, grab your avatars, cell phones, and your Poke Balls as we uncover the truly best places in New York in which to find the most Pokemon, based on data.
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How do you decide where the best place is to catch Pokemon?
In order to rank the best places in New York in which to catch ’em all, we had to determine which cities, towns and villages in New York have the most places to find Pokemon.
So we scraped the internet for those criteria, and it spit out the answer. Like magic.
How we crunched the numbers
We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Google Maps, this is the criteria we used:
- Number of parks per capita
- Number of museums per capita
- Number of churches per capita
- Number of memorials and public gathering places per capita
If you’d like to see the complete list of cities, scroll to the bottom of this post to see a chart of the top cities.
Note: When measuring the locations listed above, we measured the locations within a short drive of the center of each place in New York.
1. Pelham Manor
Population: 5,539Parks Per 1,000 People: 10.83
Museums Per 1,000 People: 10.83
Churches Per 1,000 People: 10.83
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 10.83
Population: 5,286Parks Per 1,000 People: 11.35
Museums Per 1,000 People: 4.92
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.35
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 5.68
3. Sea Cliff
Population: 5,012Parks Per 1,000 People: 10.77
Museums Per 1,000 People: 4.79
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.57
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 6.19
Population: 5,364Parks Per 1,000 People: 11.19
Museums Per 1,000 People: 2.61
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.19
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 9.13
Population: 6,378Parks Per 1,000 People: 9.41
Museums Per 1,000 People: 4.55
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.41
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 9.25
6. New Hempstead
Population: 5,240Parks Per 1,000 People: 11.45
Museums Per 1,000 People: 2.67
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.45
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 4.2
Population: 5,952Parks Per 1,000 People: 10.08
Museums Per 1,000 People: 3.7
Churches Per 1,000 People: 10.08
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 4.54
8. North Hills
Population: 5,122Parks Per 1,000 People: 7.42
Museums Per 1,000 People: 5.66
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.13
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 6.44
Population: 6,506Parks Per 1,000 People: 9.22
Museums Per 1,000 People: 3.23
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.22
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 7.22
Population: 6,984Parks Per 1,000 People: 8.59
Museums Per 1,000 People: 7.73
Churches Per 1,000 People: 8.59
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 5.73
There You Have It
If you’re looking at communities in New York where you have a much higher chance of catching Pokemon, this is an accurate list.
If you’re also curious enough, here’s how the larger cities in New York with the most reliable locations to catch a Pokemon rank, according to science.
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Detailed List Of The Best Places In New York To Catch Pokemon
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