Best Yonkers Suburbs To Live For 2020


We analyzed over 192 places around Yonkers to identify the most in demand places to live.

Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the best Yonkers suburbs.

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Big city living isn't for everyone--but at the same time, urban areas certainly have their perks.

There's the culture, the food, the arts, the food, the energy, and you know, the food. But there are drawbacks. There's traffic, expensive parking, expensive housing--pretty much, expensive everything, depending on which big city you're looking at.

But that's where the suburbs come in--they have all of the benefits of being near big cities, without actually having to be big cities.

Of course, not all suburbs of Yonkers are created equally, which is precisely why we set out to find the best ones. So without further ado...

What's the best suburb of Yonkers? Munsey Park ranks as the best suburb of Yonkers for 2020 based on the most recent Census and FBI data. If you happen to be a resident of Munsey Park, you're probably not too surprised to find it on the top our list.

We'll tell you what makes each of these 10 Yonkers 'burbs better than the rest--but first, a bit about our methodology.

Note: This result may differ from our state wide data as we did not include commute times and crime for this analysis to allow for a larger selection of suburbs.
Or feel free to check out some more reading about New York:

The 10 Best Yonkers Suburbs To Live For 2020

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 2,719
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 6)
Median Income: $250,001
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%
Poverty Rate: 0.7%
More on Munsey Park: Real Estate | Data

Munsey Park is always mentioned as one of the best suburbs in the Yonkers area. We'll tell you the good about "Awesome Munsey Park."

Everyone here is rich; families average $250,001 a year, which is the 2nd highest in the Yonkers region. And only 3.86% are out of work. Homes average more than $1,533,900 each.

Scarsdale, NY

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 17,805
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Median Income: $250,001
Unemployment Rate: 2.3%
Poverty Rate: 2.4%
More on Scarsdale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Scarsdale is the second best 'burb we looked at near Yonkers for 2020.

It ranks 2nd for incomes in the area and only 0.98% of residents lack insurance, good for 9th best.

Larchmont, NY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,092
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 3)
Median Income: $213,988
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%
Poverty Rate: 2.7%
More on Larchmont: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Here in Larchmont, it's really safe, and residents are just about as rich as you'll see in the Yonkers metro area.

The bad side? Schools are more crowded, and the cost of living puts a large part of the city out of reach for most families.

But price is based on demand and a lot of people want to live in Larchmont.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,113
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Median Income: $207,578
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 1.3%
More on East Hills: Real Estate | Data

East Hills ranks as the 4th best suburb of Yonkers for 2020.

You won't find many better places to raise your kids in the region than in East Hills and the schools are some of the best around.

Oyster Bay Cove, NY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 2,170
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 3)
Median Income: $233,750
Unemployment Rate: 2.1%
Poverty Rate: 0.6%
More on Oyster Bay Cove: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Coming in as the fifth best is Oyster Bay Cove.

Oyster Bay Cove gets kudos for having the 7th most expensive homes in the Yonkers area, where houses sell for an average of $1,506,800. However, the cost of living here is among the highest in the area.

North Hills, NY

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 5,639
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 2)
Median Income: $137,423
Unemployment Rate: 1.5%
Poverty Rate: 0.6%
More on North Hills: Real Estate | Data | Photos

North Hills is proud of its 6th place finish on this list. And here's why.

Most residents have great jobs and the unemployment rate sits at 1.49% which is 3rd best in the area.

According to online reports, North Hills is quickly becoming one of the more affluent suburbs in the Yonkers area, meaning you need to get in soon.

North Caldwell, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,621
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 2)
Median Income: $190,028
Unemployment Rate: 1.9%
Poverty Rate: 1.8%
More on North Caldwell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

The 7th best suburb on our list goes to North Caldwell.

North Caldwell schools are some of the best in the region, and crime is really low. The cost of living makes it a lot more desirable for many families, especially first-time home buyers.

And, it's only 21.2 miles to downtown, which is a good thing.

Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 5,816
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 4)
Median Income: $167,344
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
Poverty Rate: 2.7%
More on Woodcliff Lake: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Woodcliff Lake is growing quickly, and for a good reason. Crime is far below average, and most residents are gainfully employed. Even the cost of living is reasonable.

A solid 1.13% of people lack insurance, good for 14th in the area.

Lawrence, NY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,535
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 5)
Median Income: $142,500
Unemployment Rate: 1.4%
Poverty Rate: 3.8%
More on Lawrence: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Is 'Everything Better In Lawrence?'

Almost.

It placed 9th on our list thanks to the fact that it's really expensive to live here, but the schools are great, so you get what you pay for in that regard.

Glen Rock, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 11,826
Rank Last Year: 15 (Up 5)
Median Income: $166,450
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
Poverty Rate: 3.1%
More on Glen Rock: Real Estate | Data | Photos

And rounding out the top ten for 2020 is Glen Rock.

This city is far above average in every category, and the best part? It's far more affordable than the other cities listed above. So, you get a big bang for your buck here.

How We Determined The Best Suburbs Around Yonkers for 2020

Figuring out the best suburbs around Yonkers was pretty simple; we just needed to list several things that people like, and then find out which cities have the most of those things.

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible:

  • Low unemployment rate
  • High Median household incomes
  • Population density (lots of things to do)
  • High home values
  • A lot of college educated people
  • Low poverty
  • High rate of insured families

Then we used the newest American Community Survey data for 2014-2018 to research each suburb.

FYI: We defined a suburb as being within 30 miles of Yonkers.

Additionally, we limited the analysis to places that have over 2,000 people. This left us with a grand total of 192 suburbs to evaluate around Yonkers.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 192 in each category, where 1 was the "best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each place to create a quality of life index.

And finally, we crowned the city with the best quality of life index the "Best Suburb near Yonkers." We're lookin' at you, Munsey Park. You can download the data here.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best of the best. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the suburbs ranked from best to worst.

Welcome to the Best Yonkers 'Burbs of 2020

We said it once and we'll say it again--life in the big city isn't for everyone. At least not all the time.

So if you're hankering for some of the amenities of a larger city like Yonkers, but don't want to deal with the drawbacks, one of these suburbs might just be for you.

For more New York reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Yonkers Suburbs

Rank City Population Median Income
1 Munsey Park, NY 2,719 $250,001
2 Scarsdale, NY 17,805 $250,001
3 Larchmont, NY 6,092 $213,988
4 East Hills, NY 7,113 $207,578
5 Oyster Bay Cove, NY 2,170 $233,750
6 North Hills, NY 5,639 $137,423
7 North Caldwell, NY 6,621 $190,028
8 Woodcliff Lake, NY 5,816 $167,344
9 Lawrence, NY 6,535 $142,500
10 Glen Rock, NY 11,826 $166,450
11 Glen Ridge, NY 7,573 $213,801
12 Sands Point, NY 2,857 $250,001
13 Hastings-On-Hudson, NY 7,964 $139,118
14 Lloyd Harbor, NY 3,676 $215,962
15 Montebello, NY 4,616 $136,424
16 Haworth, NY 3,418 $173,750
17 East Williston, NY 2,576 $176,328
18 Bronxville, NY 6,394 $187,188
19 Brookville, NY 3,564 $250,001
20 Ho-Ho-Kus, NY 4,101 $191,645
21 Flower Hill, NY 4,795 $185,341
22 Rye, NY 15,862 $180,958
23 Ramsey, NY 14,963 $144,606
24 Ridgewood, NY 25,269 $168,608
25 Floral Park, NY 16,209 $114,674
26 Oradell, NY 8,134 $146,103
27 Massapequa Park, NY 17,120 $125,206
28 Rockville Centre, NY 24,442 $114,483
29 Franklin Lakes, NY 10,883 $159,883
30 Stewart Manor, NY 2,191 $126,618
31 Essex Fells, NY 2,205 $205,714
32 Saddle River, NY 3,212 $175,357
33 Irvington, NY 6,539 $130,919
34 Hoboken, NY 53,211 $136,402
35 Pelham Manor, NY 5,595 $163,958
36 Roseland, NY 5,849 $126,250
37 Cresskill, NY 8,730 $138,256
38 Malverne, NY 8,535 $119,500
39 Tenafly, NY 14,687 $159,722
40 Demarest, NY 4,959 $158,906
41 Upper Nyack, NY 2,174 $134,722
42 Allendale, NY 6,762 $158,977
43 Upper Saddle River, NY 8,242 $167,589
44 Englewood Cliffs, NY 5,356 $145,729
45 Great Neck Estates, NY 2,841 $148,939
46 Dobbs Ferry, NY 11,027 $138,477
47 Hillsdale, NY 10,395 $140,694
48 Waldwick, NY 9,948 $119,434
49 Ardsley, NY 4,534 $132,778
50 Lake Success, NY 3,102 $190,500
51 Old Westbury, NY 4,742 $190,156
52 South Nyack, NY 3,517 $101,641
53 Norwood, NY 5,819 $127,386
54 Park Ridge, NY 8,804 $118,560
55 Closter, NY 8,585 $132,544
56 New Hyde Park, NY 9,846 $126,210
57 Briarcliff Manor, NY 7,697 $163,795
58 Sea Cliff, NY 5,051 $120,590
59 Pelham, NY 6,949 $130,945
60 Midland Park, NY 7,263 $119,231
61 Mineola, NY 19,132 $96,250
62 Williston Park, NY 7,294 $106,813
63 Piermont, NY 2,543 $117,857
64 Kinnelon, NY 10,132 $156,048
65 Harrington Park, NY 4,761 $128,380
66 Cedarhurst, NY 6,661 $99,873
67 Northport, NY 7,348 $115,068
68 Bayville, NY 6,708 $105,469
69 Florham Park, NY 11,672 $127,695
70 River Edge, NY 11,530 $123,409
71 Fair Lawn, NY 33,081 $115,512
72 Lynbrook, NY 19,552 $97,206
73 East Rockaway, NY 9,802 $99,715
74 Silver Lake, NY 2,511 $103,947
75 Farmingdale, NY 8,842 $86,447
76 Edgewater, NY 12,184 $107,143
77 Roslyn, NY 2,852 $105,000
78 Great Neck, NY 10,203 $94,153
79 Kings Point, NY 5,187 $123,750
80 Westwood, NY 11,145 $102,938
81 Highland Falls, NY 3,827 $82,713
82 Emerson, NY 7,611 $123,808
83 Great Neck Plaza, NY 6,957 $78,770
84 Croton-On-Hudson, NY 8,183 $127,716
85 Paramus, NY 26,613 $117,087
86 Thomaston, NY 2,624 $119,485
87 Oakland, NY 13,009 $117,996
88 Long Beach, NY 33,509 $93,722
89 Old Tappan, NY 5,923 $137,132
90 Ringwood, NY 12,276 $128,093
91 Port Washington North, NY 3,209 $109,519
92 Hasbrouck Heights, NY 12,091 $91,911
93 Pleasantville, NY 7,214 $118,333
94 Caldwell, NY 7,971 $87,727
95 Harrison, NY 27,956 $124,000
96 Rye Brook, NY 9,459 $143,105
97 Montvale, NY 8,438 $128,641
98 Wesley Hills, NY 5,858 $116,570
99 Island Park, NY 4,807 $88,882
100 New Hempstead, NY 5,354 $115,281

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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