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A+ Harrison Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Harrison Cost of Living Cost of living is 61% higher than New York
19191% more expensive than the US average
New York
11919% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Harrison cost of living
A+ Harrison Crime Total crime is 57% lower than New York
Total crime
80871% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 12471% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-6%Year over year crime is down
Harrison crime
A- Harrison Employment Household income is 77% higher than New York
Median household income
$107,34494% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$61,978108% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%6% lower than the US average
Harrison employment
D- Harrison Housing Home value is 181% higher than New York
Median home value
$803,200335% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,911101% higher than the US average
Home ownership
65%3% higher than the US average
Harrison real estate or Harrison rentals
B+ Harrison Schools HS graduation rate is 10% higher than New York
High school grad. rates
90%9% higher than the US average
School test scores
58%18% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Harrison K-12 schools or Harrison colleges

Living in Harrison, NY

Harrison is a medium-sized city located in the state of New York. The city has a population of 28,082 residents. According to the most recent Census, 81% of Harrison residents are White, 8% Asian and 5% Black. 80% of the people in Harrison (over the age of 15) are married and 51% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Harrison, New York could be a fulfilling experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, weather, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Harrison and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Harrison to New York and the national average.

With a livability score of 74/100, Harrison is ranked #6,130 in the United States and #203 in New York. If we examine each of the categories on their own, we see that Harrison ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (B+) and employment (A-). The bad news for Harrison, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: cost of living (F) and housing (D-).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Harrison 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.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Harrison. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Harrison are affordable. The median home price for Harrison homes is $803,200, which is 180.5% higher than the New York average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Harrison, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 7.5, which is 59.6% higher than the New York average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Harrison were 6.5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 5.5%.

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Compare Harrison, NY Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Harrison, NY

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Carnegie Hill, New York7617.914,743
Shippan, Stamford7610.81,594
Whitestone, New York7412.981
Spuyten Duyvil, New York701214,641
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Steinway, New York6916.155
Morningside Heights, New York6916.939,804
Newfield, Stamford6813.83,325
Riverdale, New York6810.827,645

Best Cities Near Harrison, NY

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
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North Hills, NY8113.55,420
Pelham, NY806.26,996
Plandome, NY8011.31,228
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Jericho, NY8015.713,730
Manhasset, NY8012.87,996
Upper Montclair, NJ7926.711,731
Brookdale, NJ7925.99,919
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Harrison, NY: A Town of Wealthy People

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 materialism everywhere: perfectly manicured lawns, huge swimming pools, one tennis court after another. I found the lack of diversity boring.
Harrison is a good place for enjoying a privileged lifestyle. It's posh and showy. Many of it's residents are wall street types. It's not a far commute from Manhattan (22 miles) so professionals also choose to live here for that convienent fact.
Real estate costs can only be met by multi-millionaires. It is not a place for the average American citizen to reside in. You have to be rich to live there.
This area provides ample and diverse access to shopping, restaurants, recreation, entertainment, and the public transportation is great.
The downtown area is quaint and good looking. Harrison has an excellent town recreation department with parks and playing fields for residents. If you can afford to live there, it's safe, beautiful, and it has nice schools.
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Source: The Harrison, NY data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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