Population: 115,043Median home value: $592,801 67 Ranks better than 49% of areas
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A+ Bensonhurst Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
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F Bensonhurst Cost of Living Cost of living is 48% higher than New York
17575% more expensive than the US average
New York
16666% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Bensonhurst cost of living
A- Bensonhurst Crime Total crime is 46% lower than New York
Total crime
1,00164% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 10064% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-6%Year over year crime is down
Bensonhurst crime
D+ Bensonhurst Employment Household income is 12% lower than New York
Median household income
$53,2044% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$24,68817% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%14% higher than the US average
Bensonhurst employment
D- Bensonhurst Housing Home value is 107% higher than New York
Median home value
$592,801221% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,18925% higher than the US average
Home ownership
35%45% lower than the US average
Bensonhurst real estate or Bensonhurst rentals
C Bensonhurst Schools HS graduation rate is 14% lower than New York
High school grad. rates
71%15% lower than the US average
School test scores
56%15% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
New York K-12 schools or New York colleges

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Bensonhurst, New York Neighborhood Review

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