Borough Park

66 reviews
  1. Neighborhood in New York City, NY
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Real Estate
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Neighborhood in
New York City

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$702,043
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,266
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    71%
  • Own
    29%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    17
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    5
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    17
    1
  • Theft
    1
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    6
    257

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,559
National
$53,046
Children
29%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    35%
    14%
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools

Reviews

66 reviews
  • Excellent
    3
  • Very Good
    13
  • Average
    42
  • Poor
    7
  • Terrible
    1
I live in Brooklyn, so there are some areas that are beautiful and some areas that are not so great. I live in one of those so-so areas. Its safe, but its not the most aesthetically appealing. For our first apartment it was perfect for us, I have no complaints in this area. But in the future I would like to move to a nicer part of Brooklyn.

Brooklyn is the new up and coming Manhattan. Currently, Brooklyn is the most expensive place to live in the entire United States; so that definitely says something about the location as well.

I do love it here though!
  • Niche User
  • 9 months ago
The exterior could be better cared for over all in this area. The cost of housing and utilities is rather affordable compared to other, similar areas. The train service is great most of the time with express train three stops from Manhattan. There are some real gems around here and the area is becoming more and more diverse. Great corner stores/ bodegas, fish stores, grocery stores, fruit stands, nail salons, hair salons etc.
  • Niche User
  • 11 months ago
Generally people in the area know each other. Some of the neighbors are messy and don't clean up after themselves though, the streets could use some work. The rents are getting higher and higher. There's easy access to the trains and busses though, and as of late there has been more police patrol.
  • Niche User
  • 7 months ago