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:
- North Hills
- Rye (Photos)
- Lawrence (Photos)
- Floral Park (Photos)
- Sea Cliff (Photos)
- Bayville (Photos)
- East Hills
- Williston Park (Photos)
- Massapequa Park (Photos)
- 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.
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.
1. North Hills
Median Income: $123,798
Median Home Price: $957,600
North Hills is located 15 miles east of New York.
Median Income: $162,394
Median Home Price: $1,107,000
Rye is located 23 miles north of New York.
Median Income: $140,221
Median Home Price: $856,000
Lawrence is located 12 miles east of New York.
4. Floral Park
Median Income: $103,644
Median Home Price: $499,300
Floral Park is located 12 miles east of New York.
5. Sea Cliff
Median Income: $114,048
Median Home Price: $650,700
Sea Cliff is located 19 miles east of New York.
Median Income: $100,078
Median Home Price: $506,900
Bayville is located 25 miles east of New York.
7. East Hills
Median Income: $167,917
Median Home Price: $921,600
East Hills is located 18 miles east of New York.
Median Income: $104,750
Median Home Price: $484,300
Williston Park is located 16 miles east of New York.
Median Income: $117,934
Median Home Price: $444,400
Massapequa Park is located 25 miles east of New York.
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:
- Niagara Falls
For more New York reading, check out:
- 10 Worst Places To Live In New York State
- 10 Safest Places In New York According To Science
- 10 Most Ghetto Places In New York