Livability Score

70
/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 (4) F
Georgina's
Coffee Shop
Rockaway Roasters
Coffee Shop
Cuisine By Claudette
Coffee Shop
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (3) F
RAA
Art Gallery
Rockaway Playland (historical)
Theme Park
Historic Aircraft Restoration Project - Hangar B
Museum
Rockaway Theatre Company
Theatre Arts
Ryan Visitor Center
Museum
Food and Drink (38) A+
Unknown Name
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Alcohol
Unknown Name
Bar
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Baskin-Robbins
Sweets
Roger's
Bar
Pickles and Pies
Fast Food
Carvel
Sweets
Liquor Wine Warehouse
Alcohol
Unknown Name
Bar
Unknown Name
Sweets
Unknown Name
Fast Food
Caracas Arepa Bar
Bar
Connolly's Bar
Bar
Unknown Name
Sweets
Rockaway Beach Gourmet Deli
Deli
McDonald's
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Alcohol
Beer House Inc
Alcohol
Dave's Liquor
Alcohol
Rippers
Bar
Popeyes
Fast Food
Rockaway Brewing Company
Bar
Subway
Fast Food
Fitness (4) A+
Unknown Name
Gym
HOT Yoda
Gym
Orangetheory Fitness
Gym
Hammel Community Center
Community Centre
Groceries (14) A+
Rockaway Farmers Market
Grocery Store
Curran's Superior Meats
Butcher
Rockaway Bagels
Bakery
Rockaway Greens
Grocery Store
Stop & Shop
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Seafood
Boardwalk Bagel
Bakery
Key Food
Grocery Store
Rockaway Beach Bakery
Bakery
Stop & Shop
Grocery Store
Pioneer
Grocery Store
Parks (79) A+
Tribute Park
Park
Beach Channel Park
Park
Veteran's Circle
Park
Flight 587 Memorial Park
Park
Patricia A Brackley Park
Park
Beach 108th Street Esplanade
Park
Seaside Playground
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Sandpiper Playground
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Bayside Playground
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Gwirtzman Triangle
Park
Broad Channel American Park
Park
Beach 88th Street Park
Park
Rockaway Playground M
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Rockaway Playground N
Playground
Hammel Playground
Playground
Broad Channel Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (38) A+
Friends Nail and Tanning
Beauty
Verizon
Electronics
Sunny Nail & Beauty
Beauty
Michael & Lora
Hairdresser
Mirkin Vision
Optician
Ace Hardware
Home Improvement
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
A & J Jewels
Fashion
Unknown Name
Beauty
Metro by T-Mobile
Electronics
The Gift is Love
Gift Shop
Unknown Name
Clothing
Unknown Name
Clothing
Rogoffs
Toys
Unknown Name
Fashion
99 Cents Only Stores
Discount Store
Unknown Name
Hairdresser
Mr Lee's
Home Improvement
Mr. Rocco's Unisex
Hairdresser
Family Dollar
Discount Store
LOLA STAR
Clothing
Nail Country
Beauty
Paul's Bicycle Shop
Bicycle
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 37.6% take public transportation in The Rockaways.
Public Transit Stops (174)
Stops & Stations
A+
Newport Avenue & Beach 116th Street
Bus Stop
Newport Avenue & Beach 118th Street
Bus Stop
Newport Avenue & Beach 119th Street
Bus Stop
Beach 116th Street & Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Bus Stop
Rockaway Beach Boulevard & Beach 116th Street
Bus Stop
Rockaway Park–Beach 116th Street
Transit Station
Rockaway Beach Boulevard & Beach 118th Street
Bus Stop
Rockaway Beach Boulevard & Beach 115th Street
Bus Stop
Newport Avenue & Beach 120th Street
Bus Stop
Rockaway Beach Boulevard & Beach 119th Street
Bus Stop
Newport Avenue & Beach 121st Street
Bus Stop
Newport Avenue & Beach 122nd Street
Bus Stop
Rockaway Beach Boulevard & Beach 122nd Street
Bus Stop
Newport Avenue & Beach 123rd Street
Bus Stop
Rockaway Beach Boulevard & Beach 122nd Street
Bus Stop
Rockaway Beach Boulevard & Beach 123rd Street
Bus Stop
Newport Avenue & Beach 124th Street
Bus Stop
Rockaway Beach Boulevard & Beach 124th Street
Bus Stop
Newport Avenue & Beach 125th Street
Bus Stop
Ferry Shuttle Service
Bus Stop
Rockaway Beach Boulevard & Beach 125th Street
Bus Stop
Newport Avenue & Beach 126th Street
Bus Stop
Newport Avenue & Beach 127th Street
Bus Stop
Rockaway Beach Boulevard & Beach 126th Street
Bus Stop
Rockaway Beach Boulevard & Beach 108th Street
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
37.6%
A+
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cost of living F

The cost of living in The Rockaways is 124/100 - which is 6% higher than New York.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime F

The Rockaways crime rates are 2,885 per 100k, which is 34% higher than New York
Property Crime
1,869 crimes per 100k
C-
Violent Crime
1,016 crimes per 100k
F
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employment B+

The median income in The Rockaways is $63,514 - which is 5% higher than New York.
Med. Household Income
$63,514
C-
Unemployment Rate
5.4%
F
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health A

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (22)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Duane Reade
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Pharmacy
New York Engine Company 268
Fire Station
FDNY E268 L137
Fire Station
Unknown Name
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Clinic
Unknown Name
Police
King's Rx
Pharmacy
NYPD 100 Precinct
Police
FDNY E266
Fire Station
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
SMK Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Arverne Dental
Dentist
United States Park Police
Police
FDNY E329
Fire Station
Triborough Bridge And Tunnel Authority
Police
Roxbury Volunteer Fire Dept
Fire Station
Unknown Name
Fire Station
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing B

The Rockaways home prices are $297,562 - which is 4% higher than New York
Home Price
$297,562
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
N/A
C
Home Affordability
4.7x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools C-

The The Rockaways graduation rate is 73% - which is 11% lower than New York
School Test Scores
45%
F
High School Grad. Rates
73%
D-
Elementary Schools (31) B-
Waterside School For Leadership
Waterside Children'S Studio School
St Francis De Sales Catholic Academy
Scholars' Academy
Channel View School For Research
Ps/Ms 114 Belle Harbor
Yeshiva Of Belle Harbor/Yeshival Bitallon
St Camillus Catholic Academy
Ps 183 Dr Richard R Green
Ps 47 Chris Galas
Ps/Ms 42 R Vernam
Goldie Maple Academy
Challenge Preparatory Charter School
Ps 105 Bay School (The)
Lighthouse Elementary School
High Schools (14) C-
Scholars' Academy
Rockaway Collegiate High School
Channel View School For Research
New Visions Charter High School For The Humanities Iv
Rockaway Park High School For Environmental Sustainability
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ratings A-

The Rockaways has an overall rating of 80% from 6 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A+
User Surveys (5)
From AreaVibes
D
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The Rockaways Area Facts

  • The Rockaways has a Livability Score of 70/100, which is considered good
  • The Rockaways crime rates are equal to the New York average
  • Cost of living in The Rockaways is 27% lower than the New York average
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The Rockaways, New York - Bustling Summer Community 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( Sep 19, 2012) The Rockaways is best known for be the premier place to go and vacation during the summer months. My family was no different. We had a bungalow on the coast and spent the majority of June, July and August there watching the waves and taking in the sun. Endless days were spent wan ...Read More dering about and getting a feel for who were visitors and who were the regulars. If lucky, as a teen one could pick up some summer employment and make a few extra bucks.

What many do not realize is that this bustling summer community also has a great deal of activity during the remainder of the year. Far Rockaway is the primary neighborhood for the working class, and there is also a gated bungalow community found in Breezy Point. The real estate here is prime, while prices are fair considering location and the real live ocean at your front door.

Surfing is all the rage and not just for the west coasters. Rockaway beach regulars ave known about the great surfing conditions between 88th and 90th streets for years. The best part of NY City surf? It lasts year round making this the best spot in the country to fine tune abilities or take a lesson. Just be sure to dress accordingly when the temps dip in November and December.

If surfing and that scene are not quite what you are looking for, there are many sites, great shopping, hopping clubs and bars, and awesome eats! If wanting excitement there is the roller hockey rink. Strap on the skates and get some exercise while having fun! During the season cheer on the local team. One can also visit the Flight 587 memorial or take in some local art at the artist's bus shelter.

In terms of food, the Rockaways offers some of the best fare in the city. At the Beach Bagel one can enjoy some delectable whitefish and the best bagels around. If more in the mood for some sandwiches, try the 101 Deli. Their subs are to die for. their bread is made fresh, on site everyday. Ciro's Pizza offers delicious pies by the slice or whole pizza, and the atmosphere will help you relax and enjoy the local culture. For desert make sure to visit Ciro's Pastry shop for some delicious gelato and Italian pastries that are as good as if your mother made them.

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A+ Amenities

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

Parks

Tribute Park
Beach Channel Park
Veteran's Circle
Flight 587 Memorial Park
Patricia A Brackley Park
Beach 108th Street Esplanade
Seaside Playground
Unknown Name

Entertainment

RAA
Rockaway Playland (historical)
Historic Aircraft Restoration Project - Hangar B
Rockaway Theatre Company
Ryan Visitor Center

Food & Drink

Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Dunkin'
Baskin-Robbins
Roger's
Pickles and Pies

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in The Rockaways? Of all people who commute, 37.6% take public transportation in The Rockaways.
Drive to Work
45%

8% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
38%

10% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
6%

equal to the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is The Rockaways 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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