Williamsburg

82 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
    575
  • 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%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

82 reviews
  • Excellent
    7
  • Very Good
    30
  • Average
    34
  • Poor
    10
  • Terrible
    1
It was the 23rd April 2011, the day that I arrived in New York. I learned quite soon New Yorkers move as often as they do their groceries and so did I.

I hopped from the LES, to Midtown. From Midtown to Greenpoint and then to Williamsburg. From the moment I arrived in Williamsburg I said, 'this is wear I'm going to stay.' I can call myself a happy resident of the borough of Williamsburg for about 3 years now already.

What I love about Williamsburg are the low rise buildings, the cozy restaurants which are so enjoyable in every single season. The short walk to the water, with our amazing view over the city. I love my grocery store Harvest Market. Williamsburgs' crowd is creative, open minded and very friendly.

My happy moments are the moment I get my coffee at Caprices by Sophie, nights at the bar of Mogador with my roommates and when I just sit down at the pier next to the water. Those are the moments that I realize, this is where I belong.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 days ago
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
  • 4 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
  • 3 months ago