These Are The 10 Best Places In New York To Catch Pokemon


These are the cities and towns in New York where you have the best chance to catch ’em all, based on the data of where Pokemon are traditionally found.

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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:

  1. Pelham Manor (Photos)
  2. Williamsville (Photos)
  3. Sea Cliff (Photos)
  4. Fairport (Photos)
  5. Bronxville (Photos)
  6. New Hempstead (Photos)
  7. Larchmont (Photos)
  8. North Hills (Photos)
  9. Irvington (Photos)
  10. 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.

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1. Pelham Manor

Pelham Manor, New York

Population: 5,539
Parks 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

2. Williamsville

Williamsville, New York

Population: 5,286
Parks 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

Sea Cliff, New York

Source: Public domain

Population: 5,012
Parks 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

4. Fairport

Fairport, New York

Population: 5,364
Parks 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

5. Bronxville

Bronxville, New York

Source: Public domain

Population: 6,378
Parks 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

New Hempstead, New York

Population: 5,240
Parks 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

7. Larchmont

Larchmont, New York

Source: Public domain

Population: 5,952
Parks 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

North Hills, New York

Population: 5,122
Parks 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

9. Irvington

Irvington, New York

Population: 6,506
Parks 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

10. Pelham

Pelham, New York

Population: 6,984
Parks 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.

  1. Mount Vernon (Photos)
  2. New Rochelle (Photos)
  3. Yonkers (Photos)
  4. Schenectady (Photos)
  5. Albany (Photos)

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Detailed List Of The Best Places In New York To Catch Pokemon

Rank City Population
1 Pelham Manor 5,539
2 Williamsville 5,286
3 Sea Cliff 5,012
4 Fairport 5,364
5 Bronxville 6,378
6 New Hempstead 5,240
7 Larchmont 5,952
8 North Hills 5,122
9 Irvington 6,506
10 Pelham 6,984
11 Wappingers Falls 5,377
12 East Rochester 6,687
13 Webster 5,528
14 Nyack 6,857
15 Hastings-On-Hudson 7,905
16 Lawrence 6,511
17 Solvay 6,514
18 Farmingdale 8,306
19 East Hills 7,025
20 North Syracuse 6,659
21 Pleasantville 7,090
22 Washingtonville 5,837
23 Northport 7,417
24 Colonie 7,869
25 Hilton 5,954
26 Chestnut Ridge 8,035
27 Wesley Hills 5,779
28 Bayville 6,724
29 Briarcliff Manor 7,783
30 New Square 7,328
31 Ballston Spa 5,298
32 Goshen 5,417
33 Croton-On-Hudson 8,168
34 Williston Park 7,319
35 East Aurora 6,255
36 New Paltz 6,945
37 Dobbs Ferry 11,001
38 Malverne 8,544
39 Hudson 6,658
40 Airmont 8,770
41 Baldwinsville 7,655
42 Amityville 9,551
43 East Rockaway 9,861
44 Rye Brook 9,456
45 New Hyde Park 9,764
46 Walden 6,919
47 Cedarhurst 6,631
48 Lake Grove 11,235
49 Sleepy Hollow 10,002
50 Scotia 7,742
51 Rensselaer 9,476
52 Mechanicville 5,207
53 Watervliet 10,250
54 Haverstraw 12,060
55 Johnstown 8,552
56 Lancaster 10,314
57 Waterloo 5,178
58 West Haverstraw 10,308
59 Suffern 10,864
60 Medina 5,962
61 Port Jefferson 7,789
62 Mount Kisco 11,016
63 Horseheads 6,593
64 Hamburg 9,482
65 Depew 15,262
66 Manorhaven 6,638
67 Rye 15,892
68 Hudson Falls 7,266
69 Babylon 12,177
70 Penn Yan 5,011
71 Patchogue 12,045
72 Monroe 8,493
73 Kenmore 15,334
74 Scarsdale 17,471
75 Massapequa Park 17,137
76 Johnstown 8,552
77 Westbury 15,201
78 Kings Point 5,076
79 Massena 10,937
80 Beacon 14,437
81 Endicott 13,216
82 Lackawanna 18,037
83 Cohoes 16,195
84 Newark 9,019
85 Chittenango 5,052
86 Canton 6,600
87 Warwick 6,783
88 Lynbrook 19,517
89 Hornell 8,508
90 Mamaroneck 19,133
91 Mineola 18,918
92 Great Neck Plaza 6,823
93 Malone 5,866
94 Floral Park 16,190
95 Port Jervis 8,736
96 Saranac Lake 6,055
97 Canandaigua 10,532
98 Bath 5,747
99 Glens Falls 14,574
100 Harrison 27,822

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