Livability Score

73
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (14) A+
Not Only Bagels
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
At Your Mother-in-Law
Coffee Shop
Next Move Cafe
Coffee Shop
Moge Tee
Coffee Shop
Gotcha Cafe
Coffee Shop
Prince Tea House
Coffee Shop
Bagels Plus
Coffee Shop
Tiger Sugar
Coffee Shop
Kung Fu Tea
Coffee Shop
Caffe Italia
Coffee Shop
Coffee Rx
Coffee Shop
Mr & Miss Cafe
Coffee Shop
Vivi's Bubble Tea
Coffee Shop
Kowloon Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Cafe Mocha
Coffee Shop
Wild Bagels
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
A Bar
Coffee Shop
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
Memories
Coffee Shop
1982 Coffee Roasters
Coffee Shop
The Little Things
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (1) F
C & K Art Center
Theatre Arts
Harbor Defense Museum of Fort Hamilton
Museum
Bowl 360 Brooklyn
Bowling Alley
Living Torah Museum
Museum
Alpine Cinema
Cinema
Kent Theater
Cinema
Historic Wyckoff-Bennett-Mont Residence
Attraction
Wyckoff-Bennett Homestead
Attraction
Maimonides Park
Stadium
The Gingerbread House
Attraction
Sideshows by the Seashore
Attraction
Coney Art Walls
Art Gallery
The Tickler
Attraction
Thunder Bolt
Attraction
Brooklyn Flyer
Attraction
Zenobio
Attraction
Luna Park
Theme Park
Unknown Name
Attraction
Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park
Theme Park
Slingshot
Attraction
Coney Island Cyclone
Attraction
Wonder Wheel
Attraction
Clockworkz
Attraction
Big Foot
Attraction
Coney Island Hang Glider
Attraction
Food and Drink (44) A+
18th Avenue Deli Grocery
Deli
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Bensonhurst Liquors
Alcohol
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
86 Deli & Grill
Deli
McDonald's
Fast Food
Something Sweet
Sweets
Popeyes
Fast Food
Just Desserts
Fast Food
Chipotle
Fast Food
Frateli's Pizzeria Restaurant
Fast Food
Baskin-Robbins
Sweets
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Liquor Store
Alcohol
Ibakery 18 Inc
Sweets
Papa John's
Fast Food
Carvel
Sweets
Carvel
Sweets
Burger King
Fast Food
Bay 86
Alcohol
Villabate alba
Sweets
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Roma Syrups and Beverage Systems
Beverages
Fitness (2) A+
Planet Fitness
Gym
Edith and Carl Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst
Community Centre
Dolphin Fitness
Gym
Ommvibe
Gym
Harbor Fitness
Gym
Harbor Fitness
Gym
Retro Fitness
Gym
Yoga Tai-Chi Brain Respiration Training
Gym
Match Point NYC
Gym
Planet Fitness
Gym
Davitson Radio
Community Centre
Second Home Adult Community Center
Community Centre
Blink Fitness
Gym
Bad Ass Academy
Gym
May First Movement Technology
Community Centre
Flatbush Development Corporation
Community Centre
Planet Fitness
Gym
Blink Fitness
Gym
Crossfit Sunset Park
Gym
Ditmas Fitness
Gym
Harbor Fitness Go
Gym
24 Hour Fitness
Gym
Jaya Yoga East
Gym
Beautiful Life
Community Centre
YAI
Community Centre
Groceries (30) A+
Frank and Sal Italian Market
Grocery Store
Lajkonik Polski Sklep
Grocery Store
Tribuzio Meat Market
Butcher
Jmart
Grocery Store
EK Express Way NY Inc.
Grocery Store
Star Market
Grocery Store
Tous Les Jours
Bakery
Il Fornaretto Bakery
Bakery
NetCost Market
Grocery Store
Queen Ann Ravioli and Macaroni
Grocery Store
Bensonhurst Market
Grocery Store
Paradise Fruit & Vegetable
Grocery Store
H&C Bakery
Bakery
Cristoford Fish Market Inc
Seafood
Lily Bloom Bakery
Bakery
Romeo Brothers Meat Corp.
Butcher
Im Mondello Fish Store
Seafood
18 Bakery Inc
Bakery
Almonte's Food Dynasty
Grocery Store
Key Foods
Grocery Store
Vucciria Food & Gourmet
Grocery Store
E's Cake Shop
Bakery
Cherry Hill Gourmet Market
Grocery Store
King Fruit
Grocery Store
H&L Bakery Inc.
Bakery
Parks (23) A+
Milestone Park
Park
Garibaldi Playground
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Bealin Square
Park
Benson Playground
Playground
Seth Low Playground
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Greenstreets Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Community Playground
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Lt. Joseph Petrosino Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Ketchum Triangle
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Public School 97 Playground
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Bath Beach Playground
Park
Bensonhurst Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Bath Playground
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (97) A+
99 Cent & Up
Discount Store
Cricket Wireless
Electronics
AT&T
Electronics
Lucky Deli & Grocery
Convenience Store
J&J Barber Shop
Hairdresser
99 Cent & Up
Discount Store
Hallmark
Toys
Marshalls
Department Store
New Way Deli
Convenience Store
Jupiter Grocery
Convenience Store
American Place
Clothing
Bay Ridge Sign
Electronics
My Eye Doctor Clinique
Optician
A&C Mini Market
Convenience Store
Rainbow Discount Store
Discount Store
BP Shop
Convenience Store
The Vitamin Shoppe
Nutrition Supplements
El Chapin Guatemalteca Deli Grocery
Convenience Store
Madlen
Shoes
Jehova Nissi Deli & Grocery
Convenience Store
Avon Decorators
Furniture
Sogo Home
Toys
V.I.M.
Clothing
Delaequa
Beauty
Empire Hair & Nail Studio
Beauty
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 54.4% take public transportation in Bensonhurst.
Public Transit Stops (76)
Stops & Stations
A+
18th Avenue & 81st Street
Bus Stop
18th Avenue & 79th Street
Bus Stop
18th Avenue & 79th Street
Bus Stop
18th Avenue & 82nd Street
Bus Stop
18th Avenue & 77th Street
Bus Stop
18th Avenue & 77th Street
Bus Stop
18th Avenue & New Utrecht Avenue
Bus Stop
18th Avenue
Transit Station
Bay Ridge Parkway & 19th Avenue
Bus Stop
Bay Ridge Parkway & 19th Avenue
Bus Stop
18th Avenue & Bay Ridge Parkway
Bus Stop
Bay Ridge Parkway & 18th Avenue
Bus Stop
Bay Ridge Parkway & 18th Avenue
Bus Stop
18th Avenue & 86th Street
Bus Stop
Bay Ridge Parkway & 20th Avenue
Bus Stop
86th Street & 18th Avenue
Bus Stop
18th Avenue & Bay Ridge Parkway
Bus Stop
86th Street & 18th Avenue
Bus Stop
Bay Ridge Parkway & 20th Avenue
Bus Stop
18th Avenue & 86th Street
Bus Stop
20th Avenue
Transit Station
79th Street
Transit Station
Bay Ridge Parkway & 17th Avenue
Bus Stop
Bay Ridge Parkway & 21st Avenue
Bus Stop
Bay Ridge Parkway & 17th Avenue
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
54.4%
A+
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Bensonhurst is 197/100 - which is 69% higher than New York.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime C+

Bensonhurst crime rates are 1,550 per 100k, which is 28% lower than New York
Property Crime
1,175 crimes per 100k
B+
Violent Crime
375 crimes per 100k
C-
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employment B

The median income in Bensonhurst is $58,789 - which is 3% lower than New York.
Med. Household Income
$58,789
D+
Unemployment Rate
3.9%
C-
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health A

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (38)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Bensonhurst Dental
Dentist
Dental Center of Brooklyn
Dentist
One Spot Pharmacy LLC
Pharmacy
Brooklyn Family Medical Associates
Doctor
Verano Dental Office
Dentist
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Pharmacy
Vento Medical Plaza
Clinic
J. Acouavella, D.C.
Doctor
Bensonhurst Family Health Center
Clinic
Medical plaza
Doctor
Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, P.C.
Doctor
86 Pharmacy Inc.
Pharmacy
FDNY Engine 243 & Ladder 168
Fire Station
Janlian Medical Office
Doctor
Pediatrics
Clinic
Linkus Pharmacy Inc
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Clinic
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Bay Parkway Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Care Plus Pharmacy
Pharmacy
BoBo Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Eighteenth Avenue Dental
Dentist
Bay-Care Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing B

Bensonhurst home prices are $883,397 - which is 209% higher than New York
Home Price
$883,397
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
33%
A+
Home Affordability
15x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools B+

The Bensonhurst graduation rate is 71% - which is 14% lower than New York
School Test Scores
62%
C-
High School Grad. Rates
71%
D-
Elementary Schools (17) A+
Ps 186 Dr Irving A Gladstone
Sinai Academic Center
Ps 128 Bensonhurst
Brooklyn Studio Secondary School
Yeshivah Ohel Moshe
Ps 200 Benson School
Gold Material
Ps 748 Brooklyn School For Global Scholars
Ps 163 Bath Beach
Ps 247
Academy Of Talented Scholars (The)
Ps 204 Vince Lombardi
Brooklyn School Of Inquiry
St Peter Catholic Academy
Success Academy Charter School - Bensonhurst
Ps 205 Clarion
Is 96 Seth Low
Our Lady Of Guadalupe Catholic Academy
Ps 112 Lefferts Park
Hebrew Language Academy Charter School 2
Ps 97 Highlawn (The)
Ps 229 Dyker
Ps 101 Verrazano (The)
Jhs 227 Edward B Shallow
Stillwell Avenue Prep
High Schools (6) A+
Sinai Academic Center
Brooklyn Studio Secondary School
Congregation Chasidei Belz Beth Malka
New Utrecht High School
East Academy Of Science & Technology
Tiferes Miriam School For Girls
Bais Sarah-Educ School For Girls
Gesher Yehuda
Yeshivat Darche Eres Inc
Talmud Torah Of Bobov 45
Bishop Kearney High School
Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School
Kingsborough Early College School
Tomer Devorah High School
High School Of Sports Management
Life Academy High School For Film And Music
Expeditionary Learning School For Community Leaders
International High School At Lafayette
Yeshiva Karlin Stolin
Bnos Margulia Viznitz
Poly Prep Country Day School
Bais Yaakov Dgur High School
United Talmudical Academy Of Borough Park
Bais Rochel School
Yeshiva & Mesivta V'Yoel Moshe
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ratings A+

Bensonhurst has an overall rating of 87% from 5 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A+
User Surveys (4)
From AreaVibes
A-
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Bensonhurst Area Facts

  • Bensonhurst has a Livability Score of 73/100, which is considered excellent
  • Bensonhurst crime rates are 46% lower than the New York average
  • Cost of living in Bensonhurst is 16% higher than the New York average
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Bensonhurst, New York Neighborhood Review 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( Sep 19, 2012) I remember my youth in Bensonhurst fondly. This was a place where a kid could get a piece of pizza, catch a movie, hang out in the park, and skip rocks across the waves all in one afternoon. There was no thought in our minds that we could be hurt because this was a place where ev ...Read More eryone looked out for everyone. It was definitely not your typical New York City neighborhood.

Bensonhurst had it all. The apartment buildings where a large variety of nationalities and people lived, and the single family homes and duplexes scattered throughout the borough. I think out of all the neighborhoods in New York, this is the one that had the best architecture and the most beautiful landscaping.

There is also never a time when one would be bored in Bensonhurst. There is always so much to do and many places to visit in this region of New York. A whole day can be spent visiting a boutique, window shopping, or just taking a stroll along the coastline. If the weather is not so great a day of bowling or a movie will do the trick. There are usually tons of festivities and activities going on throughout the district. Recently there was a corn shucking festival that was a blast.

In terms of real estate, the prices on private homes may seem a bit pricey, but they offer unique floor plans in a borough that prides itself on keeping the crime at a minimum. The schools are also some of the best in the city. Many new businesses are opening everyday in Besonhurst and Brooklyn overall. Whatever one may need if they cannot presently find it in Besonhurst, it will probably be opening soon.

Besonhurst also has some of the most beautiful foliage to be had in the city. This sometimes causes a problem with commuter trains, but once it is cleaned off of the tracks, it makes for beautiful sights as one is travelling to work. Besonhurst also gate its fair share of visitors looking to enjoy the fall colors at this time of year.
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A+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Bensonhurst? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.

Parks

Milestone Park
Garibaldi Playground
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Bealin Square
Benson Playground
Seth Low Playground
Unknown Name

Entertainment

C & K Art Center
Harbor Defense Museum of Fort Hamilton
Bowl 360 Brooklyn
Living Torah Museum
Alpine Cinema
Kent Theater
Historic Wyckoff-Bennett-Mont Residence
Wyckoff-Bennett Homestead

Food & Drink

18th Avenue Deli Grocery
Dunkin'
Bensonhurst Liquors
Dunkin'
Subway
Taco Bell
86 Deli & Grill
McDonald's

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Bensonhurst? Of all people who commute, 54.4% take public transportation in Bensonhurst.
Drive to Work
21%

32% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
54%

26% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
9%

3% higher than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Bensonhurst a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

NYC Health + Hospitals/Coler
Montefiore Medical Center West Campus Moses Division Hospital
New York City Children's Center Bronx Campus
Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center
North Central Bronx Hospital
George Rosenfeld Center for Recovery
Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center
Lenox Health Greenwich Village

Pharmacies

Walgreens
Rite Aid
Duane Reade
City Chemist
Saldo Drugs
X.I.P.
Duane Reade
Rite Aid

Doctors

Chait Mental Health Center
Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center
New York Academy of Medicine
Marie-France Conde Pediatrics
Forest Hills Podiatry
Quality Med
Ahmadur Rahman MD PC
Robert Lechtenberg, M.D.

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