Livability Score

67
/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 (2) F
Richie’s Place Coffee Shop
Coffee Shop
Smart 3 Café
Coffee Shop
Bubble Tea Garden
Coffee Shop
Tim Hortons
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Lulu's
Coffee Shop
Baker's Dozen Bagles
Coffee Shop
Victor’s
Coffee Shop
Roast n Co
Coffee Shop
Ateaz
Coffee Shop
Mother Earth Juice Bar & Health Foods
Coffee Shop
Meadows Cafe
Coffee Shop
Filmores Tavern
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Star Care
Coffee Shop
Hi Luck
Coffee Shop
Kissena Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Pink Forest
Coffee Shop
Red Piper
Coffee Shop
Eddie's Sweet Shop
Coffee Shop
Urban Gourmet
Coffee Shop
Independence Cafe
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (7) C-
Afrikan Poetry Theatre
Theatre Arts
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
Theatre Arts
Jamaica Multiplex
Cinema
Jamaica Performing Arts Center
Theatre Arts
King Manor Museum
Museum
Black Spectrum Theatre
Theatre Arts
Club Dubai
Nightclub
New York Tavern And Lounge
Nightclub
Yeh Art Gallary
Art Gallery
Platinum Lounge & Cafe
Nightclub
Zen Lounge
Nightclub
Kew Gardens Cinemas
Cinema
Bombay Theatre
Cinema
After Dark
Nightclub
Main Street Cinemas
Cinema
Jib Lanes
Bowling Alley
AMC Fresh Meadows
Cinema
Welcome Center
Attraction
Godwin-Ternbach Museum
Museum
JFK
Attraction
Goldstein Theater (GT)
Theatre Arts
LeFrak Concert Hall
Theatre Arts
Art Center
Theatre Arts
UBS Arena
Stadium
Cinemart Theatres
Cinema
Food and Drink (164) A+
Unknown Name
Deli
Merrick Deli
Deli
Hong Kong Kitchen
Fast Food
Liquor & Lotto
Alcohol
Domino's
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Fast Food
Yazi Deli
Deli
Apple Garden
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Deli
The Nourish Spot
Fast Food
Nolasko Grocery
Deli
Unknown Name
Deli
Unknown Name
Alcohol
Unknown Name
Alcohol
Gormet Deli & Grill
Deli
Sunshine Deli Grocery
Deli
Unknown Name
Deli
Deli & Grill
Deli
MJ Grocery-Deli
Deli
Unknown Name
Deli
Unknown Name
Alcohol
Popeyes
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Deli Restaurant
Deli
Famoso Grocery
Deli
Fitness (5) C-
Planet Fitness
Gym
Blink Fitness
Gym
24 Hour Fitness
Gym
I Love My Life Center
Community Centre
Queens Community Justice Center
Community Centre
Planet Fitness
Gym
Blink Fitness
Gym
iLoveKickboxing
Gym
Maceus Studios
Gym
Strength Club
Gym
Retro Fitness
Gym
My Living Yoga
Gym
Body by Berle Personal Training Center
Gym
Blink Fitness
Gym
Unknown Name
Gym
Unknown Name
Gym
Orangetheory Fitness
Gym
Unknown Name
Gym
Planet Fitness
Gym
TITLE Boxing Club Forest Hills
Gym
Retro Fitness
Gym
Bayside Senior Center
Community Centre
24 Hour Fitness
Gym
Groceries (36) A+
Fine Fare
Grocery Store
C-Town
Grocery Store
Meat Town Supermarket
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Key Food
Grocery Store
Halal Live
Butcher
Carlitos 2
Bakery
Market Fresh
Grocery Store
Green Farm Supermarket
Grocery Store
King's Fish Market
Seafood
Titash Super Market
Grocery Store
Al-Medina Live Poultry
Butcher
Medina Live Fish & Halal Meat
Seafood
Premium Supermarket
Grocery Store
C-Town
Grocery Store
Ideal Food Basket
Grocery Store
Mannan Supermarket
Grocery Store
Queens Valley Pharmacy & Supermarket
Grocery Store
Gotham Greens
Grocery Store
Al-fattah Food Bazar
Grocery Store
C-Town
Grocery Store
Bismillah Supermarket
Grocery Store
Nandan Mini Supermarket And Halal Meat
Grocery Store
Diyaanaat NY
Butcher
Fine Fare
Grocery Store
Parks (58) A+
Proctor-Hopson Circle
Park
Latimer Playground
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Brinkerhoff Mall
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Detective Keith L Williams Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Ashmead Mall
Park
Ashmead Mall
Park
Jamaica Playground
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Archie Spigner Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Marconi Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Harvard Playground
Park
Harvard Playground
Park
Peters Field
Park
Shops (279) A+
Metropolitan Best
Home Improvement
Barber Shop
Hairdresser
Family Dollar
Discount Store
Metro by T-Mobile
Electronics
Dominican Bruny's Beauty Salon
Beauty
The Same Linda
Hairdresser
Eleven Wireless & More
Electronics
Unknown Name
Hairdresser
Jackie Beauty Salon
Beauty
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
The Fade Game
Hairdresser
The Home Depot
Home Improvement
Dresses for Less
Clothing
Captain Kiwi
Convenience Store
Bellite Bicycles
Bicycle
Dhaka Furniture
Furniture
We Dem Boyz Barbershop
Hairdresser
Universal Electronics
Electronics
Dollar General
Discount Store
Best Furniture
Furniture
Jamaica Gourmet Deli 1
Convenience Store
Casanove Furniture
Furniture
Mehak Beauty Salon
Beauty
Mi Rancho Mini Market
Convenience Store
Fly Wing E-Bike
Bicycle
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 50.1% take public transportation in Jamaica.
Public Transit Stops (330)
Stops & Stations
A+
Merrick Boulevard & 169th Place
Bus Stop
Merrick Boulevard & 108th Avenue
Bus Stop
Merrick Boulevard & 108th Avenue
Bus Stop
Merrick Boulevard & 109th Avenue
Bus Stop
Merrick Boulevard & 109th Avenue
Bus Stop
Merrick Boulevard & 107th Avenue
Bus Stop
Merrick Boulevard & 107th Avenue
Bus Stop
Merrick Boulevard & Brinkerhoff Avenue
Bus Stop
174th Street & 109th Avenue
Bus Stop
174th Street & 109th Avenue
Bus Stop
174th Street & 109th Avenue
Bus Stop
174th Street & 109th Avenue
Bus Stop
Merrick Boulevard & Brinkerhoff Avenue
Bus Stop
Merrick Boulevard & 105th Avenue
Bus Stop
Fern Place & Polhemus Avenue
Bus Stop
Fern Place & Rex Road
Bus Stop
Rex Road & Fern Place
Bus Stop
174th Street & Brinkerhoff Avenue
Bus Stop
174th Street & Brinkerhoff Avenue
Bus Stop
Polhemus Avenue & 106th Avenue
Bus Stop
Guy R Brewer Boulevard & 109th Avenue
Bus Stop
Guy R Brewer & 108th Avenue
Bus Stop
Merrick Boulevard & 104th Avenue
Bus Stop
Guy R Brewer Boulevard & 109th Avenue
Bus Stop
Merrick Boulevard & 111th Avenue
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
50.1%
A+
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Jamaica is 154/100 - which is 32% higher than New York.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime F

Jamaica crime rates are 3,187 per 100k, which is 48% higher than New York
Property Crime
2,070 crimes per 100k
D+
Violent Crime
1,117 crimes per 100k
F
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employment A-

The median income in Jamaica is $68,501 - which is 13% higher than New York.
Med. Household Income
$68,501
C+
Unemployment Rate
6.4%
F
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health A

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (86)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Merrick Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Dentist
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
Hospital
New York Ladder Company 133
Fire Station
FDNY E275 L133
Fire Station
Allen Plaza
Doctor
Medicmasters Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Ahi Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Fulton Drugs & Surgical
Pharmacy
Dynamic Dental Work
Dentist
NYPD 103 PCT
Police
CityMD
Clinic
Advanced Implant & Cosmetic Dental
Dentist
USA Vein Clinics
Clinic
MedRite Urgent Care
Clinic
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Firehouse Health Center
Clinic
Panamerican Medical Services & New Image Lipo Laser Centr
Doctor
UMD Urgent Care
Clinic
Family Medical Care
Doctor
Amazing Medical Services
Doctor
Triumph Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Clinic
Star Care Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing B-

Jamaica home prices are $492,953 - which is 72% higher than New York
Home Price
$492,953
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
26%
A+
Home Affordability
7.2x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools C+

The Jamaica graduation rate is 68% - which is 17% lower than New York
School Test Scores
52%
D-
High School Grad. Rates
68%
F
Elementary Schools (26) A+
Emerson School (The)
York Early College Academy
Jhs 8 Richard S Grossley
Ps/Is 116 William C Hughley
Jamaica Children'S School
Ps 40 Samuel Huntington
Eagle Academy For Young Men Iii
Ps/Is 268
Ps 48 William Wordsworth
Young Women'S Leadership School Of Queens
Rising Stars Islamic School
Ps 140 Edward K Ellington
Ps 95 Eastwood
Jamaica Sda Elementary/Busy Bee Learning Center
Ms 358
Queens School For Leadership (The)
Ideal Montessori School
Is 238 Susan B Anthony Academy
Ps 160 Walter Francis Bishop
Aunty Jean'S Pl Inc D/B/A Paccor Kid Preschool
Ps 182 Samantha Smith
Ps 118 Lorraine Hansberry
Al-Mamoor School
Ps 50 Talfourd Lawn Elementary School
Bright Beginnings
High Schools (11) A+
York Early College Academy
Eagle Academy For Young Men Iii
Young Women'S Leadership School Of Queens
Queens High School For The Sciences At York College
Hs For Law Enforcement And Public Safety
New Dawn Charter High School Ii
The Mary Louis Academy
Queens Satellite High School For Opportunity
Al-Mamoor School
Hillcrest High School
Cambria Heights Academy
Queens Gateway To Health Sciences Secondary School
Queens Collegiate - A College Board School
Hillside Arts And Letters Academy
Jamaica Gateway To The Sciences
High School For Community Leadership
Queens Transition Center
Thomas A Edison Career And Technical High School
St Christopher-Ottilie School
Yeshiva University High School Girls
August Martin High School
New Visions Chtr Hs-Adv Ma/Sci Iv
Voyages Prep-South Queens
Pathways College Preparatory School: A College Board School
Archbishop Molloy High School
See more Jamaica education data

ratings B-

Jamaica has an overall rating of 71% from 11 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A
User Surveys (10)
From AreaVibes
F
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Jamaica New York: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly 4 rating By Anonymous ( Sep 05, 2012) I have lived in Jamaica, New York most of my life. Jamaica is a neighborhood in New York City. It is found in the borough of Queens towards the southeastern edge. It is a large neighborhood, housing more than 200,000 people each year.

I love this area because of the extremely di
...Read More verse population. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, Jamaica was populated by mainly Irish settlers. Today, however, it boasts a population that is predominantly black with sizable Asain, Hispanic and white populations as well.

Jamaica is also known for the many celebrities it has produced. Such well-known names as Rocco DeSpirto and Donald Trump lived in Jamaica. Metallica also breifly called Jamaica home before releasing their debut item.

Jamaica is also home to the best pizza in New York. Dani House Pizzareia is the pizza world's best kept secret. It isn't fancy but the pizza is amazing and walking in the door is like going home. Wolfgang Puck Express is also in the area. If you are in the mood for something different, Sagar Sweets and Restaurant carry a large variety of kababs and other Indian delicacies.

Jamaica is the home of the central library of the Queens Borough Public library. This is the most circulated library in the United States. Other things to see include seeing the Grace Episcopal Church complex.

Schools range from public to private and religious schools. Jamaica is in the New York City public school system. It is home to a Science and Technology based high school as well as several catholic schools and even an Islam-based school. The local schools strive to meet the needs of every child.

In the past, this area has been viewed by potential investors as a big risk due to the crime rates in previous years. Because of this, it was hard to attract quality businesses. Crime has since decreased and now, business is on the upswing.

The diverse people,places and food found in Jamaica is sure to please everyone. The charm of this amazing place is difficult to put into words. Hopefully, someday soo, you will see it for yourself.
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A+ Amenities

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

Parks

Proctor-Hopson Circle
Latimer Playground
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Brinkerhoff Mall
Unknown Name
Unknown Name

Entertainment

Afrikan Poetry Theatre
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
Jamaica Multiplex
Jamaica Performing Arts Center
King Manor Museum
Black Spectrum Theatre
Club Dubai
New York Tavern And Lounge

Food & Drink

Unknown Name
Merrick Deli
Hong Kong Kitchen
Liquor & Lotto
Domino's
Unknown Name
Yazi Deli
Apple Garden

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Jamaica? Of all people who commute, 50.1% take public transportation in Jamaica.
Drive to Work
35%

18% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
50%

22% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
5%

1% lower than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Jamaica 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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