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A+ Jackson Heights Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Jackson Heights Cost of Living Cost of living is 30% higher than New York
Jackson Heights
15454% more expensive than the US average
New York
16666% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Jackson Heights cost of living
F Jackson Heights Crime Total crime is 9% higher than New York
Total crime
2,04226% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4926% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-6%Year over year crime is down
Jackson Heights crime
C- Jackson Heights Employment Household income is 13% lower than New York
Median household income
$52,8155% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$24,39618% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%8% lower than the US average
Jackson Heights employment
D- Jackson Heights Housing Home value is 38% higher than New York
Median home value
$394,683114% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,37945% higher than the US average
Home ownership
36%43% lower than the US average
Jackson Heights real estate or Jackson Heights rentals
F Jackson Heights Schools HS graduation rate is 12% lower than New York
High school grad. rates
73%13% lower than the US average
School test scores
37%26% lower 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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Jackson Heights, New York - A Friendly Place To Live

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Community9/10
Nightlife8/10
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Jackson Heights New York is a community that offers the allure of diversity while still remaining a friendly place to live. I have always loved that this community never really looked like the rest of NYC. This beautiful neighborhood offers a unique view of why New York City is one of the best places to live. I remember being able to enjoy a wide variety of cultures and foods from around the world. The available choices of cuisine include Indian, Asian, Peruvian and even Columbian. While there are some really fantastic restaurants in the Heights, the best food can always be gotten from the street vendors. Tacos to fresh fruit slices make the variety hard to choose and mouth watering.

What is best about Jackson Heights is the fashion of housing. These are still apartments but they are bigger, roomier, and let plenty of light in. The architecture is pleasing to the eye, and many even have their own garden attached! What a joy in mid summer to harvest your own vegetables in one of the busiest cities in the world! If the apartment life is not something one is interested in, there are plenty of single and double family homes available. The prices are a little steep, but that is the price you pay to be in a place where there is something to do around the clock.

Parking and storage of recreational vehicles is a little better in Jackson Heights than in other places in the city. Although it does seem that over the years to congestion on the roads has increased making moving those vehicles around a bit harder to do. If not in a serious rush try the public transportation systems for change of pace. They are efficient, but sometimes not so clean. Especially during the holidays when parades and community events take place the traffic can be a killer.
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Source: The Jackson Heights, 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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