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 Poké 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

Source: Flickr

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

Source: Wikipedia

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: Wikipedia

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

Source: Wikipedia

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: Wikipedia

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

Source: Wikipedia

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: Wikipedia

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

Source: Flickr

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

Source: Wikipedia

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

Source: Wikipedia

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

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

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