Lower East Side

Population: 84,794Median home value: $208,014 63 Ranks better than 29% of areas
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A+ Lower East Side Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Lower East Side Cost of Living Cost of living is 10% higher than New York
Lower East Side
13030% more expensive than the US average
New York
16666% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Lower East Side cost of living
F Lower East Side Crime Total crime is 46% higher than New York
Total crime
2,7261% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 371% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-6%Year over year crime is down
Lower East Side crime
C- Lower East Side Employment Household income is 19% lower than New York
Median household income
$49,24611% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$34,13214% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%4% higher than the US average
Lower East Side employment
D Lower East Side Housing Home value is 27% lower than New York
Median home value
$208,01413% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,06512% higher than the US average
Home ownership
14%78% lower than the US average
Lower East Side real estate or Lower East Side rentals
C- Lower East Side Schools HS graduation rate is 19% lower than New York
High school grad. rates
66%20% 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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Lower East Side Neighborhood - Great for Young People and Partiers

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Community4/10
Nightlife10/10
Dining10/10
Shopping7/10
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 of 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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Source: The Lower East Side, 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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