Williamsburg

81 reviews
  1. Neighborhood in New York City, NY
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  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
$430,160
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,279
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    85%
  • Own
    15%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    75
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    45
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    110
    1
  • Theft
    12
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    30
    257

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$47,286
National
$53,046
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    14%
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools

Reviews

81 reviews
  • Excellent
    6
  • Very Good
    30
  • Average
    34
  • Poor
    10
  • Terrible
    1
Williamsburg is a great place to live. I grew up here, and always felt it was a safe neighbkrhood. Recently it's been developing into a replica of Manhattans "Village". I enjoy the new venues very much but I also see the down side of gentrification. It is no longer an affordable place to live for families who have been in the area 20+ years. It's pretty sad.
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago
Wealthy, white yuppies armed with succulents, ironic T-shirts and hipster beards roam as any lingering diversity and originality is destroyed. Overpriced, overrated, extremely homogenous.
  • Nearby Resident
  • 2 months ago
The sense of safety that I feel towards this area I'd very pleasing since you don't really have many involvement with the police because your never usually in trouble. The prevalence of crime would be a crime committed every 5-6 months. For this reason I believe that is why I feel a lack of police presence here. The only concern that I have are the noise complaints since the police in my neighborhood don't really enforce the law to the extent. The only time I have seen the police do about noise are silent the ice cream trucks that stay in my block with the music playing at around 9pm
  • Niche User
  • 5 months ago