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Places With The Best Housing In New York 2018

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  • Greenville, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,114
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  • Bronxville, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,395
  • The village of Bronxville is best described as an extremely well-to-do, residential community located ten miles north of mid-town Manhattan. The villages's most identifiable characteristics includes a
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  • Cold Spring Harbor, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,055
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  • Briarcliff Manor, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,732
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  • Larchmont, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,031
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  • Rye, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,949
  • If you are looking for a wonderful place to call home, you won't find a much better place than Rye. This beautiful town has it all: excellent schools, lots of jobs and nice housing, neighborhoods that
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  • Garden City, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,531
  • Garden City is a little bit of Manhattan right in the middle of Long Island. Only 35 minutes to Manhattan by train, but without a direct train line, Garden City is conveniently located for commuters and
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  • Scarsdale, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,684
  • For anyone who is considering moving to Scarsdale, New York, let me just say YOU WILL LOVE IT HERE! I have been living in Scarsdale for 16 years now, and I plan to live out the rest of my days right
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  • Jericho, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,730
  • If you're going to be in the Jericho, NY area soon, you'll thoroughly enjoy your time there, since you and your family won't run out of fun things to do and see. The NYCB Theater at Westbury is a
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  • Harrison, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,082
  • I spent my teenage years with relatives in Harrison, NY for a total of about 5 years. Frankly, I was happy to get out and I've never really thought to go back. Somehow I was fried by the blatant show of
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  • Pelham, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,996
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  • Syosset, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,232
  • During the years I've lived in Syosset, I gotta say that it is a relatively easy going place. I know people typically get an idea about New York, but here in Syosset it feels like you are in your own
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  • Pelham Manor, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,564
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  • Woodbury CDP, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,549
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  • Port Washington, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,925
  • As an affluent member of society, you will fit right in here at Port Washington. I'm telling you this place is magnificent, you have the Sands Point Golf Club, The Village Club, The Harbor Links Golf
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  • Manhasset, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,996
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  • Lawrence, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,526
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  • Rye Brook, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,513
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  • Dix Hills, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,403
  • Dix Hills is one thing, and that’s a great place to call home. When the cost of living in New York City just seems to have no limits, I’ve found a lot of my friends moving out to find a place that fits a
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  • 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
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  • East Hills, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,072
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  • Irvington, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,559
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  • North Hills, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,420
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  • Roslyn Heights, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,899
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  • Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,959
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  • Sea Cliff, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,069
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  • Great Neck, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,183
  • Great Neck is a money grubbing cold town. You get hit with $50 for parking in front of your own home and if you have guests this is hard ticket not to get. The regular taxes too are sky high too. The
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  • Fort Salonga, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,835
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  • Merrick, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,808
  • Merrick is very family-friendly and adult-friendly. I enjoy living there because it is a safe neighborhood with plenty of amenities and leisure places. There are plenty of options when it comes to
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  • Kings Point, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,140
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  • Melville, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,320
  • Melville is unique as goes Long Island towns; while Long Island is a suburban community that is mainly supported by New York City and the excessive demand for workers, Melville has an extensive
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  • Rockville Centre, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,262
  • I have been living in Rockville Centre my whole life, and I think that this is a very good place to live. It is a suburb of New York City, though the city is very close and accessible. Many different
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  • Woodmere, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,554
  • All in all, Woodmere, NY is a nice, quiet, enjoyable place to live just outside of New York City where you can enjoy nature and still have a lot of access to all of the perks of the Big Apple nearby. I
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  • Northport, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,393
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  • Pleasantville, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,134
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  • Tarrytown, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,460
  • I have been living in Tarrytown, New York for 10 years, and I love it! We are in the heart of the historic Hudson Valley, with breathtaking views of the Hudson River. The neighborhood is cosmopolitan and
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  • Croton-on-Hudson, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,209
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  • Plainview, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,087
  • Plainview is an historic town with lots of interactive and fun activities for the entire family. Whether you want to be outdoors, find great places to eat or look for unique forms of entertainment,
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  • Huntington, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,942
  • I grew up here and lived most of my childhood in Huntington. It is the epitome of snobby, self centered, and overrated New York. I am so happy that I moved away and will never return to this "cold"
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  • West Hills, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,163
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  • Eastchester, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,912
  • I've lived in Eastchester for five years with my husband and our son. We had originally moved here because of the school system, but quickly fell in love with the rest of the area as well! Everyone that
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  • Springs, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,958
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  • Viola, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,575
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  • Mamaroneck, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,263
  • During my time living here in Mamaroneck, New York, I feel like I have not skipped a beat in any way, shape or form. Usually when a person relocates, they typically get homesick. This was not the case
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  • Wesley Hills, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,860
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  • New Rochelle, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 79,299
  • Living in the New York Metropolitan Area and Hudson Valley, I've frequently visited New Rochelle. Being one of the top ten largest cities in the state of New York and one of the largest in Westchester
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  • Wantagh, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,490
  • Wantagh is often called the bridge to Jones Beach and this is one of the major benefits of living here. Simply take a ten minute drive down Wantagh parkway and you are at Jones Beach, one of the premier
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  • Setauket-East Setauket, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,174
  • I don’t know about living in East Setauket. The residential costs are expensive and the rent there is pricey unless you could afford the extra payments. Despite the liabilities of living there I like
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  • Centerport, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,251
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  • Garden City Park, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,179

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.