These Are The 10 Best Yonkers Suburbs For 2019


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

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Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2019. This is our fourth 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…

Here are the 10 best suburbs around Yonkers for 2019:

  1. Scarsdale (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Oyster Bay Cove (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. East Hills (Homes For Sale)
  4. Woodcliff Lake (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Sands Point (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Larchmont (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. North Hills (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Munsey Park (Homes For Sale)
  9. North Caldwell (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. East Williston (Photos | Homes For Sale)

If you happen to be a resident of Scarsdale, 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.

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Editor’s Note: If you see a slight difference between the best in state rankings and this suburb ranking, it’s because of the methodology. We needed a way to include more places, so we eliminated crime and commute times as criteria for this analysis.

How We Determined The Best Suburbs Around Yonkers for 2019

Figuring out the best ‘burbs 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 (2013-2017) 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 190 suburbs to evaluate around Yonkers.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 190 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, Scarsdale.

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.

Scarsdale, NY

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 17,856
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Income: $250,000
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 2.5%
More on Scarsdale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Scarsdale is always mentioned as one of the best suburbs in the Yonkers area. We’ll tell you the good about “Awesome Scarsdale.”

Everyone here is rich; families average $250,000 a year, which is the 2nd highest in the Yonkers region. And only 320.0% are out of work. Homes average more than $1,337,800 each.

Oyster Bay Cove, NY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 2,140
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 4)
Median Income: $226,667
Unemployment Rate: 1.5%
Poverty Rate: 0.4%
More on Oyster Bay Cove: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Oyster Bay Cove is the second best ‘burb we looked at near Yonkers for 2019.

It ranks 5th for incomes in the area and only 2.1% of residents lack insurance, good for 25th best.

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5
/10

Population: 7,114
Rank Last Year: 19 (Up 16)
Median Income: $199,000
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%
Poverty Rate: 1.4%
More on East Hills: Real Estate | Data

Here in East Hills, 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 East Hills.

Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 5,868
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 2)
Median Income: $161,250
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 1.5%
More on Woodcliff Lake: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Woodcliff Lake ranks as the 4th best suburb of Yonkers for 2019.

You won’t find many better places to raise your kids in the region than in Woodcliff Lake and the schools are some of the best around.

Sands Point, NY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 2,856
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Income: $231,607
Unemployment Rate: 1.9%
Poverty Rate: 1.8%
More on Sands Point: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Coming in as the fifth best is Sands Point.

Sands Point gets kudos for having the 1st most expensive homes in the Yonkers area, where houses sell for an average of $2,000,000. However, the cost of living here is among the highest in the area.

Larchmont, NY

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,111
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 2)
Median Income: $198,661
Unemployment Rate: 5.9%
Poverty Rate: 1.9%
More on Larchmont: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Larchmont 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 590.0% which is 120th best in the area.

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

North Hills, NY

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 5,524
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 4)
Median Income: $121,184
Unemployment Rate: 1.6%
Poverty Rate: 1.0%
More on North Hills: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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

North Hills 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 15.3 miles to downtown, which is a good thing.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 2,739
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 3)
Median Income: $250,000
Unemployment Rate: 6.0%
Poverty Rate: 2.1%
More on Munsey Park: Real Estate | Data

Munsey Park 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 1.5% of people lack insurance, good for 13th in the area.

North Caldwell, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,637
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 2)
Median Income: $187,470
Unemployment Rate: 3.7%
Poverty Rate: 2.0%
More on North Caldwell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Is ‘Everything Better In North Caldwell?’

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.

East Williston, NY

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Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 2,582
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 2)
Median Income: $156,397
Unemployment Rate: 4.2%
Poverty Rate: 4.0%
More on East Williston: Real Estate | Data | Photos

And rounding out the top ten for 2019 is East Williston.

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.

Welcome to the Best Yonkers ‘Burbs of 2019

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.

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Detailed List Of The Best Yonkers Suburbs

Rank City Population Median Income
1 Scarsdale 17,856 $250,000
2 Oyster Bay Cove 2,140 $226,667
3 East Hills 7,114 $199,000
4 Woodcliff Lake 5,868 $161,250
5 Sands Point 2,856 $231,607
6 Larchmont 6,111 $198,661
7 North Hills 5,524 $121,184
8 Munsey Park 2,739 $250,000
9 North Caldwell 6,637 $187,470
10 East Williston 2,582 $156,397
11 Lloyd Harbor 3,702 $211,087
12 Rye 16,004 $172,422
13 Glen Ridge 7,668 $196,821
14 Lawrence 6,553 $129,609
15 Glen Rock 11,962 $162,443
16 Brookville 3,576 $250,000
17 Haworth 3,473 $170,417
18 Bronxville 6,428 $205,781
19 Essex Fells 2,095 $200,875
20 Ramsey 15,121 $137,768
21 Massapequa Park 17,223 $123,102
22 Ridgewood 25,554 $162,011
23 Flower Hill 4,785 $178,750
24 Montebello 4,658 $157,798
25 Irvington 6,588 $133,194
26 Cresskill 8,811 $136,250
27 Upper Saddle River 8,339 $176,674
28 Floral Park 16,269 $107,917
29 Saddle River 3,248 $173,333
30 Old Brookville 2,022 $203,438
31 Old Westbury 4,711 $163,958
32 Rockville Centre 24,485 $105,444
33 Oradell 8,222 $137,583
34 Englewood Cliffs 5,435 $134,629
35 Pelham 7,016 $127,470
36 Demarest 5,031 $149,271
37 Malverne 8,583 $106,250
38 Pelham Manor 5,634 $158,417
39 Franklin Lakes 10,953 $155,458
40 Stewart Manor 2,125 $125,278
41 Sea Cliff 5,085 $115,691
42 Northport 7,405 $108,850
43 Briarcliff Manor 7,864 $157,963
44 Williston Park 7,334 $104,198
45 Hoboken 54,117 $127,523
46 Great Neck Estates 2,840 $158,182
47 Tenafly 14,882 $153,906
48 Upper Nyack 2,204 $127,167
49 Piermont 2,574 $104,549
50 Norwood 5,864 $125,417
51 Allendale 6,820 $151,875
52 Bayville 6,752 $102,722
53 Ardsley 4,557 $130,586
54 River Edge 11,648 $123,590
55 Midland Park 7,336 $105,313
56 South Nyack 3,546 $99,643
57 Hillsdale 10,520 $124,844
58 East Rockaway 9,839 $95,954
59 Dobbs Ferry 11,141 $126,988
60 Park Ridge 8,905 $106,875
61 Waldwick 9,985 $115,591
62 Great Neck 10,272 $91,484
63 Florham Park 11,792 $123,266
64 South Floral Park 2,006 $95,781
65 Wesley Hills 5,890 $115,250
66 Harrington Park 4,819 $127,188
67 Kinnelon 10,242 $147,267
68 Kings Point 5,181 $122,083
69 Pleasantville 7,275 $113,071
70 Fair Lawn 33,447 $109,747
71 Roseland 5,907 $110,208
72 Edgewater 12,165 $103,505
73 Lake Success 3,112 $167,083
74 Silver Lake 2,450 $100,486
75 Port Washington North 3,233 $96,750
76 Mineola 19,223 $90,027
77 Closter 8,710 $130,670
78 Roslyn 2,849 $102,857
79 Cedarhurst 6,685 $93,558
80 Thomaston 2,735 $117,279
81 Farmingdale 8,719 $84,654
82 Lynbrook 19,706 $89,020
83 Westwood 11,246 $95,685
84 New Hyde Park 9,906 $117,015
85 Oakland 13,145 $112,944
86 Dumont 17,882 $94,617
87 Paramus 26,919 $105,114
88 Old Tappan 5,999 $141,185
89 Long Beach 33,657 $85,619
90 Butler 7,780 $96,474
91 Kenilworth 8,235 $108,281
92 Hasbrouck Heights 12,205 $87,800
93 Valley Stream 37,843 $99,439
94 Lincoln Park 10,464 $91,285
95 Airmont 8,869 $94,606
96 Montvale 8,440 $120,060
97 Highland Falls 3,841 $74,278
98 Harrison 28,319 $117,453
99 Bergenfield 27,694 $90,962
100 Island Park 4,765 $89,158

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