Livability Score

74
/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 (48) A+
Flower's Cafe
Coffee Shop
The Doughnut Plant
Coffee Shop
Meow Parlour
Coffee Shop
Classic Coffee Shop
Coffee Shop
Café Grumpy
Coffee Shop
Café d'Avignon
Coffee Shop
Sunday to Sunday
Coffee Shop
Little Canal
Coffee Shop
The Grand Daddy
Coffee Shop
S. Wan Cafe
Coffee Shop
Rise Brewing Company
Coffee Shop
12 Corners
Coffee Shop
Kopitiam Malaysian Coffee
Coffee Shop
GrandLo Cafe
Coffee Shop
Happy Express Cafe, Inc.
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Hawa Smoothies
Coffee Shop
Davelle NYC
Coffee Shop
Russ & Daughters Cafe
Coffee Shop
Caffè Vita
Coffee Shop
Mee Cafe
Coffee Shop
Joey Bats Café
Coffee Shop
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
Kung Fu Tea
Coffee Shop
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (49) A+
100 Gates Project
Museum
Miguel Abreu Gallery
Art Gallery
The Gutter - Lower East Side
Bowling Alley
International Center of Photography
Museum
Vacation
Art Gallery
Chinatown Soup
Art Gallery
Regal Essex 14 & RPX
Cinema
DL
Nightclub
Magenta Plains
Art Gallery
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Museum
Reena Spauldings Fine Art
Art Gallery
Woodward Gallery
Art Gallery
Lazy Susan Gallery
Art Gallery
James Fuentes LLC
Art Gallery
Derek Eller Gallery
Art Gallery
Perrotin New York
Art Gallery
Con Artist Collective
Art Gallery
FIERMAN
Art Gallery
Museum at Eldridge Street
Museum
bitforms gallery
Art Gallery
Empirical Nonsense
Art Gallery
SFA Gallery
Art Gallery
Krause Gallery
Art Gallery
Henry Street Playhouse
Theatre Arts
Abrons Arts Center
Theatre Arts
Food and Drink (153) A+
Old Man Hustle Comedy Bar
Bar
Subway
Fast Food
Clockwork Bar
Bar
Ten Bells
Bar
Orchard Grocer
Deli
Top Hops Beer Shop
Beverages
Ni Japanese Deli
Deli
Lower East Side Ice Cream Factory
Sweets
Sam's Fried Ice Cream
Sweets
Cheeky Sandwiches
Fast Food
Essex Squeeze
Fast Food
King Dumplings
Fast Food
Heroes & Villains
Fast Food
Clandestino
Bar
Top Hops Beer Shop
Alcohol
Top Hops Beer Shop
Bar
Emma Peel Room
Bar
Excuse my french
Bar
The Grand Delancey
Bar
Whipped - Urban Dessert Lab
Sweets
Soft Swerve
Sweets
Unknown Name
Alcohol
Les
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Bar
169 Bar
Bar
Fitness (9) A+
Sky Ting Yoga
Gym
Ludlow Fitness
Gym
Wallace S Whittaker Foundation Senior Center
Community Centre
Grand St. Settlement Community Center
Community Centre
Project Reach
Community Centre
American Indian Community House
Community Centre
Unknown Name
Gym
ConBody Bootcamp Studio
Gym
Chinese American Planning Council
Community Centre
Henry Street Settlement
Community Centre
Hithouse
Gym
Gee How Oak Tin Association
Community Centre
Open Door Senior Center
Community Centre
New York Pilates
Gym
Resobox
Community Centre
New York Pilates
Gym
Downtown Community Television Center
Community Centre
UFC Gym
Gym
Sweat Yoga
Gym
Three Jewels
Gym
Sixth Street Community Center
Community Centre
Blink Fitness
Gym
Crunch Fitness
Gym
CB1
Community Centre
Lyons Den Power Yoga Tribeca
Gym
Groceries (49) A+
kossar's bialys
Bakery
Macaron Parlour
Bakery
Formaggio Essex
Cheese
Davidovich Bakery
Bakery
Erin McKenna's Vegan Bakery
Bakery
Luis Meat Market
Butcher
New Star Fish Market
Seafood
Riverdel
Cheese
Fine Fare Supermarket
Grocery Store
Sugar Sweet Sunshine
Bakery
Valley Shepherd Creamery
Cheese
Trader Joe's
Grocery Store
Happy Star Bakery Corporation
Bakery
Ling Kee Beef Jerky
Butcher
New Hong Fa
Seafood
Lucky King Bakery
Bakery
Petee's Pie Company
Bakery
Harper's Bread House
Bakery
Food Stop
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Melt Bakery
Bakery
Papito Grocery
Grocery Store
Supermoon bakehouse
Bakery
Chinatown Supermarket
Grocery Store
CT Seafood Marts
Seafood
Parks (108) A+
Seward Park High School - Community Playground
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Seward Park Extension Park
Park
Hester Street Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Seward Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Straus Square
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Captain Jacob Joseph Playground
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Seward Park Extension Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (177) A+
Joy's Flowers and Gifts
Florist
L&T Restaurant Equipment Supply
Home Improvement
The Great Frog
Fashion
Top Hat
Gift Shop
Pilgrim New York
Clothing
Mooshoes
Shoes
The Pushcart Presents
Gift Shop
Czar's Grooming
Hairdresser
Cactus Store
Houseware
Lower Eastside Girls Club
Gift Shop
Scotch & Soda
Clothing
The Hunt NYC
Furniture
Target
Department Store
The Sill
Florist
New JS Discount Inc
Discount Store
Unknown Name
Hairdresser
First Technology
Electronics
Greenstar Foods
Convenience Store
Moscot
Optician
Weilgus & Sons
Home Improvement
Ri Xin Store
Discount Store
Dah Shop
Bicycle
Da Hing Florist
Florist
Chinatown Lumber Company
Home Improvement
Yakkayama Hat Market
Clothing
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 51.8% take public transportation in Lower East Side.
Public Transit Stops (73)
Stops & Stations
A+
Essex Street & Grand Street
Bus Stop
Grand Street & Essex Street
Bus Stop
Essex Street & Grand Street
Bus Stop
Allen Street & Grand Street
Bus Stop
Allen Street & Grand Street
Bus Stop
Essex Street & Canal Street
Bus Stop
Allen Street & Hester Street
Bus Stop
FlixBus NYC 28 Allen St.
Bus Stop
Delancey Street & Essex Street
Bus Stop
Delancey Street
Transit Station
Rutgers Street & Canal Street
Bus Stop
Essex Street
Transit Station
East Broadway & Rutgers Street
Bus Stop
Delancey Street & Ludlow Street
Bus Stop
East Broadway
Transit Station
Pike Street & Division Street
Bus Stop
Allen Street & Delancey Street
Bus Stop
East Broadway & Pike Street
Bus Stop
Black Deagon Bus Station
Bus Stop
East Broadway & Pike Street
Bus Stop
Allen Street & Delancey Street
Bus Stop
Essex Street & Rivington Street
Bus Stop
Madison Street & Jefferson Street
Bus Stop
Grand Street
Transit Station
Madison Street & Jefferson Street
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
51.8%
A+
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cost of living D-

The cost of living in Lower East Side is 198/100 - 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 F

Lower East Side crime rates are 4,207 per 100k, which is 96% higher than New York
Property Crime
2,955 crimes per 100k
F
Violent Crime
1,252 crimes per 100k
F
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employment B+

The median income in Lower East Side is $57,235 - which is 6% lower than New York.
Med. Household Income
$57,235
D
Unemployment Rate
3.4%
C+
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health A

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (27)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Stanley’s Pharmacy
Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Century Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Duane Reade
Pharmacy
CityMD
Clinic
FDNY Engine 9/Ladder 6
Fire Station
Joan H. and Preston Robert Tisch Center
Clinic
Allen Street Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Gouverneur Health Medical Center
Hospital
Century Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Madison Tx Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Fulton Care Pharmacy
Pharmacy
East Broadway Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Pharmacy
Forever Health
Pharmacy
Dental Office
Dentist
NYPD 7 PCT
Police
FDNY Engine 15/Ladder 18/Battalion 4
Fire Station
Bowery Pharmacy
Pharmacy
18 Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Bowery Dental
Dentist
Healthy Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Excelsior Medical
Clinic
CT Health Castle
Pharmacy
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing B

Lower East Side home prices are $885,206 - which is 209% higher than New York
Home Price
$885,206
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
77%
A+
Home Affordability
15.5x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools A-

The Lower East Side graduation rate is 66% - which is 19% lower than New York
School Test Scores
69%
B-
High School Grad. Rates
66%
F
Elementary Schools (18) A+
Ps 42 Benjamin Altman
Ms 131
Ps 2 Meyer London
Beth Jacob Parochial School
Great Oaks Charter School
Manhattan Charter School Ii
University Neighborhood Middle School
Manhattan Charter School
School For Global Leaders
Ps 142 Amalia Castro
Ps 124 Yung Wing
Ps 134 Henrietta Szold
Ps 140 Nathan Straus
Ps 20 Anna Silver
Ps 184 Shuang Wen
Ps 1 Alfred E Smith
Ps 130 Hernando De Soto
Ps 110 Florence Nightingale
Transfiguration Upper And Lower Campus
Transfiguration School
New Explorations Into Sciencetech And Math High School
Ps 126 Jacob August Riis
Neighborhood School
Star Academy Ps 63 (The)
Cornelia Connelly Center
High Schools (17) A+
New Design High School
High School For Dual Language And Asian Studies
Lower Manhattan Arts Academy
Essex Street Academy
Urban Assembly Academy Of Government And Law
Pace High School
Emma Lazarus High School
Orchard Collegiate Academy
Lower East Side Preparatory High School
Marta Valle High School
University Neighborhood High School
Forsythe Satellite Academy
Cascades High School
New Explorations Into Sciencetech And Math High School
Manhattan School For Career Development
Bard High School Early College
Murry Bergtraum High School For Business Careers
Urban Assembly School For Emergency Management (The)
Manhattan Early College School For Advertising
Urban Assembly Maker Academy
Quad Preparatory School (The)
St George Academy
Lasalle Academy
Harvey Milk High School
East Side Community School
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ratings A+

Lower East Side has an overall rating of 95% from 2 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A+
User Surveys (1)
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A+
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Lower East Side Area Facts

  • Lower East Side has a Livability Score of 74/100, which is considered excellent
  • Lower East Side crime rates are 46% higher than the New York average
  • Cost of living in Lower East Side is 17% higher than the New York average
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Lower East Side Neighborhood - Great for Young People and Partiers 5 rating By Anonymous ( Sep 20, 2012) I have lived in NYC for my entire life, and one thing I know for sure is the Lower East Side neighborhood is a great place to live if you enjoy partying and the night life. When I lived in the Lower East Side, I was a college kid who couldn't get enough of the hustle and bustle o ...Read More f a really great place to party and meet up with friends at almost any time of the night. No, I wouldn't say living in the Lower East Side would be ideal for families looking to raise kids, but it's excellent for any young adults who want to stay busy all the time, and enjoy a lot of excitement.

There are nightclubs, restaurants, and all sorts of shops conveniently located in the Lower East Side, and most people who visit NYC are sure to pass through, which makes for meeting a lot of travelers, as well as locals. It is easy to get an apartment for about $2,500 a month, which if considering the fact you are living in the Lower East Side of NYC, isn't all that unreasonable. Would I recommend a family relocate to the Lower East Side? Probably not! This is because it may not be the best place for the family oriented, or for older people who enjoy peace and quiet. You won't get much of that in the Lower East Side.

As with any other area of NYC, you have your crime and this can be expected, but because I lived in the Lower East Side, I learned the ropes and knew where to be and where not to be. This is an adverse section of NYC that I, being who I am would have to rate as extremely desirable, again for some people. The area can be quite noisy and congested, which for me was one of the things I loved most. Basically, it's party central. While there are a few prominent areas in the neighborhood, for the most part it is not a place a vast majority of people choose to live in. However, at this price line, it's a steal considering the location.
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A+ Amenities

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

Parks

Seward Park High School - Community Playground
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Seward Park Extension Park
Hester Street Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown Name

Entertainment

100 Gates Project
Miguel Abreu Gallery
The Gutter - Lower East Side
International Center of Photography
Vacation
Chinatown Soup
Regal Essex 14 & RPX
DL

Food & Drink

Old Man Hustle Comedy Bar
Subway
Clockwork Bar
Ten Bells
Orchard Grocer
Top Hops Beer Shop
Ni Japanese Deli
Lower East Side Ice Cream Factory

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Lower East Side? Of all people who commute, 51.8% take public transportation in Lower East Side.
Drive to Work
6%

47% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
52%

24% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
23%

17% higher than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Lower East Side 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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