Gravesend-Sheepshead Bay

Population: 255,533Median home value: $545,099 66 Ranks better than 44% of areas
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A+ Gravesend-Sheepshead Bay Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
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F Gravesend-Sheepshead Bay Cost of Living Cost of living is 43% higher than New York
Gravesend-Sheepshead Bay
16969% more expensive than the US average
New York
16666% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Gravesend-Sheepshead Bay cost of living
A- Gravesend-Sheepshead Bay Crime Total crime is 35% lower than New York
Total crime
1,21756% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 8356% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-6%Year over year crime is down
Gravesend-Sheepshead Bay crime
C- Gravesend-Sheepshead Bay Employment Household income is 4% lower than New York
Median household income
$58,2235% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$28,3035% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%5% higher than the US average
Gravesend-Sheepshead Bay employment
F Gravesend-Sheepshead Bay Housing Home value is 90% higher than New York
Median home value
$545,099195% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,13820% higher than the US average
Home ownership
46%28% lower than the US average
Gravesend-Sheepshead Bay real estate or Gravesend-Sheepshead Bay rentals
C+ Gravesend-Sheepshead Bay Schools HS graduation rate is 3% lower than New York
High school grad. rates
80%4% lower than the US average
School test scores
57%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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Brooklyn's Deep South

Gravesend and Sheepshead Bay are adjoining neighborhoods in southern Brooklyn, one of New York City's five boroughs. I lived there for about 10 years, loved it then and I wouldn't mind living there again, for it's gotten even better.

Gravesend, nowhere near as forbidding as its name, is almost suburban in feel. Small brick homes, often housing two or four families, are typical of the housing stock, along with many six- and 7-story apartment buildings, either rentals or condominiums. It's laid out in a grid pattern, sensible and easy to navigate. It has stations for several subway lines, so getting about is easy. There are parks interspersed throughout, public and parochial schools and excellent shopping along 86th Street, the main drag. A stalwart, predominantly Italian neighborhood when I lived there, it is more polyglot now since recent influxes of Syrian Jews and Russians.

Sheepshead Bay, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, abutting Gravesend's southern border, is still home to fishing fleets. It is the more dynamic neighborhood, with more stores, more restaurants, and the tang of the salt air cutting through it all. It is heavily populated, with a large number of apartment buildings, many with views of the ocean or bay. If you want a seafood dinner in New York, this is the place you'll come; sadly, Lundy's, seafood restaurant extraordinaire, is no more.

The elevated portion of the subway system runs overhead along Sheepshead Bay Road, a main thoroughfare. Again, for shopping, dining, movie-going, it's a very self-contained neighborhood. The Belt Parkway, aptly named as it circles the perimeter of both neighborhoods, is the main highway leading to either Manhattan or east onto Long Island. Transportation to other parts of New York City is facilitated by the myriad subway and bus lines that crisscross the area. The Atlantic's beaches are just minutes away.
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Source: The Gravesend-Sheepshead Bay, 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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