Cheektowaga 80 Exceptional
Cheektowaga Livability #106 ranked city in New York#3,334 ranked city in the USARanks better than 88% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Cheektowaga Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B+ Cheektowaga Cost of Living Cost of living is 26% lower than New York
8614% less expensive than the US average
New York
11717% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Cheektowaga cost of living
C Cheektowaga Crime Total crime is 69% higher than New York
Total crime
3,02017% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3417% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-5%Year over year crime is down
Cheektowaga crime
D+ Cheektowaga Employment Household income is 19% lower than New York
Median household income
$48,99411% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$26,56311% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%18% lower than the US average
Cheektowaga employment
B- Cheektowaga Housing Home value is 65% lower than New York
Median home value
$100,20046% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$78717% lower than the US average
Home ownership
70%11% higher than the US average
Cheektowaga real estate or Cheektowaga rentals
C Cheektowaga Schools HS graduation rate is 5% higher than New York
High school grad. rates
86%4% higher than the US average
School test scores
51%4% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Cheektowaga K-12 schools
C Cheektowaga User Ratings There are a total of 3 ratings in Cheektowaga
Overall user rating
63% 3 total ratings
User reviews rating
55% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
100% 1 total surveys
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Living in Cheektowaga, NY

Located in the state of New York, Cheektowaga is a medium-sized city with a population of 74,673 residents. At 83%, the majority of the Cheektowaga population is White; this is followed by 12% Black and 2% Asian. Not a fan of sitting in traffic? One big advantage of living in Cheektowaga is the reasonable commute times to work. With an average one way commute time of 19 minutes, getting to work is faster than the national average of 26 minutes.

Living in Cheektowaga can be a great experience for anyone moving to the city. Having said that, in the state of New York, there are many desirable places to live, so choose wisely! With useful information like cost of living, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Cheektowaga and in the areas around Cheektowaga is a much easier task.

Cheektowaga, NY receives 73/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #237 in New York and #6,926 in the USA. If we consider each of the categories on their own, we see that Cheektowaga ranks well for amenities (A+), cost of living (B) and housing (B-). On a less positive note, Cheektowaga does not have favorable ranks for the following: crime (F) and weather (D-). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Cheektowaga on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Cheektowaga has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Cheektowaga is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Cheektowaga come in at $100,200, which is 65% lower than the New York average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Cheektowaga, the home price to income ratio is 2.1, which is 55.3% lower than the New York average. Real estate appreciation rates in Cheektowaga are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Cheektowaga homes comes in at 9.5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 5.6%.

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      Source: The Cheektowaga, NY data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).