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Places With The Best Housing In New York 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score78
  • 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.…[read more]
74
  • Grandyle Village, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,193
81
  • 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…[read more]
80
  • West Elmira, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,117
  • Lovely town that is recently coming back thanks to local entities bringing new ideas and life to this charming town. Sidewalks and a beautiful Town Hall, a gorgeous nature center and affordable housing…[read more]
87
  • Harris Hill, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,761
89
  • Williamsville, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,269
  • I lived here for 10 years. The people are incredibly rude, unfriendly, snooty and think they're the best thing to happen to civilization. It's even worse if you move outside of Williamsville proper to…[read more]
87
  • East Aurora, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,209
90
  • Fairport, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,372
81
  • Tonawanda city, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,991
85
  • 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…[read more]
73
  • North Gates, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,537
72
  • Lockport, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,722
  • After reading the last two reviews posted to this site about Lockport, New York, I must say I find them very harsh. These reviews mention poverty and welfare as the focal points of the city, but that is…[read more]
69
  • Stony Brook University, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,150
89
  • 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…[read more]
80
  • Cheektowaga, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 74,673
  • The people of Cheektowaga are nice. They're relatively friendly and jovial. They lack the overall nastiness of NY in general. There's a huge Polish population, which means lovely food and festivals. It's…[read more]
84
  • Westmere, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,778
67
  • Orange Lake, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,615
78
  • 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…[read more]
74
  • South Lockport, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,680
80
  • Manorhaven, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,601
71
  • Beacon, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,289
  • Great shopping they said, cute town, great art, lots of culture, amazing antique stores, fashionable and chic, a home away from home for Brooklyn and NYC denizens. No stores here seem to be able to…[read more]
65
  • Fairview, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,646
62
  • 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…[read more]
81
  • Glens Falls North, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,424
79
  • 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…[read more]
67
  • Gardnertown, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,004
79
  • 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…[read more]
87
  • 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…[read more]
80
  • 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…[read more]
84
  • Binghamton University, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,149
  • Binghamton University is not a town/city. It is literally a college campus. I have no clue why it is listed here. The surrounding area is truly horrible - look at the reviews for Binghamton, NY. Anyway,…[read more]
78
  • Cedarhurst, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,652
71
  • East Rochester, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,679
77
  • Firthcliffe, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,323
69
  • 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…[read more]
76
  • 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…[read more]
79
  • 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…[read more]
76
  • 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…[read more]
82
  • Nyack, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,788
66
  • 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…[read more]
85
  • Hamburg, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,576
58
  • 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…[read more]
75
  • Ballston Spa, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,134
  • There are many good restaurants, shopping, etc in this place. This town has very nice weather and climate. I don't live in this town but I really want to. People in this town are very rude, very petty,…[read more]
77
  • Lake Mohegan, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,797
75
  • 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…[read more]
79
  • New Hyde Park, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,854
79
  • 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…[read more]
71
  • 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…[read more]
71
  • West Glens Falls, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,501
69
  • Medina, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,885
62
  • Westbury, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,319
  • I accidentaly clicked extremely safe, but i was wrong crime here is prevalent in Central east (below sherwood gardens/South east Border ( Westbury village especially around the oxford streets and in east…[read more]

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.