These Are The 10 Best Suburbs In New York For 2018


We used science and data to determine the best suburbs in New York for you to live.

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Are you sick of being a city slicker?

Do you long for life in suburban New York? Where you can drive your overly-large vehicle to the store for groceries, and schlep the kids around to practices and appointments without worrying about a parking space?

We do too.

Public transportation is…icky at times. When you have to call an Uber to get to urgent care on a Friday night, that gets old after a while.

So, the question is, if you wanted to move out to the suburbs of Albany, where would you go? And how would you decide on the ranking factors to help you pick which New York suburb was best?

No worries. We got it all figured out here.

These are the 10 best suburbs in the Empire State:

  1. North Hills
  2. Rye (Photos)
  3. Lawrence (Photos)
  4. Floral Park (Photos)
  5. Sea Cliff (Photos)
  6. Bayville (Photos)
  7. East Hills
  8. Williston Park (Photos)
  9. Massapequa Park (Photos)
  10. Malverne (Photos)

North Hills is the place to be when it comes to being a soccer mom in suburban New York.

So if you’re thinking of packing up your mini van and making a move to a quiet place to live in New York, we’ve got you covered.

Keep on reading for a detailed methodology. Or, check out the best places to live in New York and the best places to raise a family in New York.

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How do you determine which suburb is the best in New York anyways?

To give you the best suburbs in New York, we have to look at a handful of metrics. Of course, we want to measure the type of people who live in each city, and make some assumptions about what’s a ‘best city’ and what isn’t.

So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.

How we crunched the suburb numbers for the Empire State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using U.S. Census data produced for the state of New York, we looked at every town between 5,000 and 200,000 residents, and within 30 miles of a city that’s over 200,000 people (In other words, suburbs).

We paid particular attention to:

  • Median Home Values
  • Median Income
  • Population Density (Higher is Better)
  • Unemployment Rates
  • Commute Time
  • Education Levels
  • Health Insurance Coverage
  • Poverty Rates

We ranked each suburb in New York across a number of criteria from one to 75, with one being the best.

We then took the average rank across all criteria, with the town posting the lowest overall score being crowned the winner of the title ‘Best Suburb To Live In New York’.

The result is some of the safest, quiet, and awesome places to live in New York

Read on to see why North Hills is the ‘burb with the most, while Niagara Falls is probably not the best place to live in New York.

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1. North Hills


Population: 5,420
Median Income: $123,798
Median Home Price: $957,600
North Hills is located 15 miles east of New York.

2. Rye

Rye, Ny

Population: 15,949
Median Income: $162,394
Median Home Price: $1,107,000
Rye is located 23 miles north of New York.

3. Lawrence

Lawrence, Ny

Population: 6,526
Median Income: $140,221
Median Home Price: $856,000
Lawrence is located 12 miles east of New York.

4. Floral Park

Floral Park, Ny

Population: 16,189
Median Income: $103,644
Median Home Price: $499,300
Floral Park is located 12 miles east of New York.

5. Sea Cliff

Sea Cliff, Ny

Source: Public domain

Population: 5,069
Median Income: $114,048
Median Home Price: $650,700
Sea Cliff is located 19 miles east of New York.

6. Bayville

Bayville, Ny

Population: 6,745
Median Income: $100,078
Median Home Price: $506,900
Bayville is located 25 miles east of New York.

7. East Hills


Population: 7,072
Median Income: $167,917
Median Home Price: $921,600
East Hills is located 18 miles east of New York.

8. Williston Park

Williston Park, Ny

Population: 7,282
Median Income: $104,750
Median Home Price: $484,300
Williston Park is located 16 miles east of New York.

9. Massapequa Park

Massapequa Park, Ny

Population: 17,176
Median Income: $117,934
Median Home Price: $444,400
Massapequa Park is located 25 miles east of New York.

10. Malverne

Malverne, Ny

Population: 8,556
Median Income: $105,213
Median Home Price: $434,400
Malverne is located 13 miles east of New York.

There You Have It – The Best Suburbs In New York

Here’s a look at the worst suburbs in New York according to the data:

  1. Niagara Falls
  2. Lackawanna
  3. Albion

For more New York reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Suburbs In New York

City Rank Population Median Income Median Home Price
North Hills 1 5,420 $123,798 $957,600
Rye 2 15,949 $162,394 $1,107,000
Lawrence 3 6,526 $140,221 $856,000
Floral Park 4 16,189 $103,644 $499,300
Sea Cliff 5 5,069 $114,048 $650,700
Bayville 6 6,745 $100,078 $506,900
East Hills 7 7,072 $167,917 $921,600
Williston Park 8 7,282 $104,750 $484,300
Massapequa Park 9 17,176 $117,934 $444,400
Malverne 10 8,556 $105,213 $434,400
Rockville Centre 11 24,262 $102,807 $608,600
East Rockaway 12 9,815 $92,369 $443,600
Scarsdale 13 17,684 $250,000 $1,318,500
Mineola 14 19,071 $89,706 $438,900
Great Neck 15 10,183 $92,367 $763,600
Larchmont 16 6,031 $152,483 $1,060,700
Pelham Manor 17 5,564 $158,788 $854,700
Irvington 18 6,559 $127,045 $648,300
Pelham 19 6,996 $136,389 $628,500
Bronxville 20 6,395 $203,036 $995,100
Farmingdale 21 8,532 $79,291 $369,700
Kings Point 22 5,140 $131,027 $1,724,800
Cedarhurst 23 6,652 $94,417 $530,500
New Hyde Park 24 9,854 $108,313 $483,100
Wesley Hills 25 5,860 $112,364 $562,500
Great Neck Plaza 26 6,924 $66,384 $331,500
Lynbrook 27 19,584 $81,077 $423,600
Hastings-On-Hudson 28 7,959 $116,798 $627,100
Westbury 29 15,319 $89,385 $416,800
Manorhaven 30 6,601 $89,144 $561,500
Dobbs Ferry 31 11,058 $120,631 $618,200
Glen Cove 32 27,246 $73,673 $479,800
Fairport 33 5,372 $69,632 $167,600
Long Beach 34 33,670 $84,256 $455,800
Kaser 35 5,082 $18,538 $568,200
Airmont 36 8,833 $89,743 $460,100
Hamburg 37 9,576 $73,903 $151,300
Kenmore 38 15,303 $52,676 $114,500
Williamsville 39 5,269 $59,552 $164,000
Valley Stream 40 37,626 $94,681 $371,500
Chestnut Ridge 41 8,096 $96,146 $433,200
Nyack 42 6,788 $63,596 $444,800
Suffern 43 10,936 $85,395 $309,200
Lindenhurst 44 27,234 $83,594 $345,700
White Plains 45 57,925 $82,460 $513,300
Harrison 46 28,082 $107,344 $803,200
East Aurora 47 6,209 $67,551 $180,000
Amityville 48 9,484 $88,102 $378,500
Freeport 49 43,217 $68,963 $311,100
New Square 50 7,804 $21,773 $339,000
New Rochelle 51 79,299 $73,178 $545,700
New Hempstead 52 5,311 $110,156 $471,200
Geneseo 53 8,124 $36,102 $157,800
Rye Brook 54 9,513 $120,758 $737,100
Hempstead 55 55,454 $56,239 $306,900
Mamaroneck 56 19,263 $80,099 $591,700
North Tonawanda 57 30,935 $50,575 $109,200
Hilton 58 5,921 $58,481 $126,100
Depew 59 15,325 $51,966 $112,300
Yonkers 60 199,725 $61,272 $379,500
Batavia 61 15,012 $42,804 $93,900
Lancaster 62 10,220 $49,647 $123,200
Webster 63 5,532 $43,324 $143,500
Port Chester 64 29,417 $56,524 $435,100
Canandaigua 65 10,460 $43,635 $161,200
East Rochester 66 6,679 $48,413 $96,700
Spring Valley 67 32,415 $45,355 $255,300
Sleepy Hollow 68 10,117 $52,738 $595,800
Lockport 69 20,722 $41,607 $86,200
Brockport 70 8,444 $42,500 $111,100
Mount Vernon 71 68,217 $51,886 $357,800
Newark 72 9,068 $35,490 $85,200
Albion 73 5,802 $29,392 $72,500
Lackawanna 74 17,992 $35,563 $84,800
Niagara Falls 75 49,180 $32,322 $69,200

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