search within
search within
include
population
score by
home / rent price

Places With The Best Housing In New York 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score73
  • Lackawanna, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,992
  • As as resident of Western New York, there are not many places that feel like home the way Lackawanna does. As part of the Buffalo-Niagra Falls MSA, this city is part of what is called the Southtowns.
71
  • Grandyle Village, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,193
80
  • North Tonawanda, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,935
  • Located just outside of Buffalo, North Tonawanda is no stranger to good food. By far the one thing I always look forward to when coming home to visit. There’s something for everyone here, but the city is
74
  • West Elmira, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,117
82
  • Harris Hill, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,761
83
  • Williamsville, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,269
81
  • East Aurora, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,209
82
  • Fairport, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,372
79
  • Tonawanda city, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,991
76
  • Depew, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,325
  • I enjoy the slow pace of the city of Depew, New York. This city is inland New York and offers a serene lifestyle. It mimics the country lifestyle of the mid-west and does not make you feel like your in
70
  • North Gates, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,537
73
  • Lockport, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,722
  • Thris used to be a good place to live but not know the jobs,are bad mosty part time so they dont have to pay benfients rent is going up on old outdate house apts that are been around for 100 years
68
  • Stony Brook University, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,150
76
  • Tonawanda, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 57,844
  • I really enjoy living in Tonawanda NY, it is a beautiful small town with a great community. The crime rate is low and the people are very friendly. I have a small child and the parks are great for him to
80
  • Westmere, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,778
73
  • Cheektowaga, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 74,673
  • I visited Cheektowaga in New York in 2008 because my long-distance boyfriend was a citizen of the town. At first the town seemed uneventful, but overtime I realized the beauty found within its borders.
64
  • Orange Lake, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,615
73
  • Kenmore, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,303
  • I enjoy living in the city of Kenmore. The cost of living is low, rent is low and the poverty rate is also low here. Finding a job here and settling down should be relatively easy since everything is
71
  • South Lockport, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,680
78
  • Manorhaven, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,601
70
  • Beacon, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,289
  • I've been living in Beacon New York for five years and have enjoyed the cultural activities and artsy field of this small town city that has provided me and my family with a great environment to live and
64
  • Fairview, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,646
63
  • Buffalo, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 258,989
  • Buffalo has a decent night life as far as bars and attractions go, but not really different than any other medium sized city. It has plenty of options for food, but a lot of times it's over priced and
77
  • Glens Falls North, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,424
74
  • Eggertsville, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,145
  • Eggertsville is a perfect place for a student or young person that enjoys a vibrant scene. There are some areas that are run down, but the city or developers are constantly renovating the old area to
64
  • Gardnertown, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,004
75
  • Lancaster, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,220
  • You've got to hand it to Lancaster New York. Even with a less-than-impressive crime rate and a slumping job market, this place still manages to be a pretty decent place to call home. I have been a
73
  • West Seneca, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 45,197
  • I always dreamed of moving to New York. I pictured large skyscrapers and lots and lots of people. Of course Central Park was also part of the picture and maybe a good view of the Statue of Liberty. Well
82
  • Binghamton University, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,149
74
  • Dobbs Ferry, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,058
  • Dobbs Ferry is a very significant city to live. I lived in the town for ten years. A lot of employment opportunities are evidenced in the city. It made me have a peaceful stay and raise my family as I
76
  • Cedarhurst, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,652
77
  • East Rochester, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,679
73
  • Firthcliffe, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,323
65
  • Mastic, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,641
  • One of the best areas in the entire state of New York is our town, Mastic. My family and I have been living in Mastic for 17 years now and we can't imagine living anywhere else! The great people here are
75
  • Levittown, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 51,073
  • I lived in Levittown, NY during the 1990's in a cute little Levitt home my boyfriend inherited from his family. Living on Long Island had so many wonderful advantages, it is only now that I have
70
  • Mineola, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,071
  • Mineola is in a great location because it is home to a major transfer point for buses and trains. The neighborhood has all of the amenities that you need—a hospital, a supermarket, pubs and fast food
69
  • Valley Stream, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 37,626
  • I've lived in Valley Stream, NY and I really loved it! The downtown was so inviting and the people there are really inclusive of all residents! I have seen households of different ethnicities getting
72
  • Nyack, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,788
62
  • New York, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,461,961
  • I lived in Kew Gardens for fifteen years and recently visited the old neighborhood to find that it is still a thriving and exciting area. Located in the New York City borough of Queens, perhaps the most
80
  • Hamburg, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,576
57
  • North Bay Shore, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,377
  • If you're planning a visit to North Bay Shore soon, you'll have several attractions to visit, no matter your interests. Gardiner County Park is one of the best place to enjoy nature, and you'll see
71
  • Ballston Spa, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,134
75
  • Lake Mohegan, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,797
75
  • New Hyde Park, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,854
70
  • West Hempstead, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,229
  • For much of my life, I have been living in West Hempstead. I would say that this not a bad place to live. It is a safe, clean suburb of New York City. You do not need a car because there are buses that
75
  • Floral Park, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,189
  • Floral Park is a neat little town that pulls in elements of both the Long Island and Queens areas that is surrounded by. It is a great town to live in with the deal of Long Island but the convenience of
73
  • Cohoes, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,411
  • Anyone considering moving to Cohoes, New York, let me tell you that I have lived in Cohoes for 12 years come October, and it has its pluses and minuses. Let's get to the bad points first: the schools are
68
  • West Glens Falls, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,501
67
  • Medina, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,885
64
  • Westbury, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,319
  • Planning a trip to Westbury soon? You'll find so many things to do with friends and family that you may not want to leave. Old Westbury Gardens is a beautiful attraction with historic architecture and

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in New York. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in New York to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in New York as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in New York, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.