The Rockaways

Population: 119,512Median home value: $297,562 59 Ranks better than 16% of areas
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A+ The Rockaways Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F The Rockaways Cost of Living Cost of living is 16% higher than New York
The Rockaways
13838% more expensive than the US average
New York
16666% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
The Rockaways cost of living
F The Rockaways Crime Total crime is equal to New York
Total crime
1,87632% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5432% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-6%Year over year crime is down
The Rockaways crime
C- The Rockaways Employment Household income is 5% higher than New York
Median household income
$63,51415% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$27,8847% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%17% higher than the US average
The Rockaways employment
C- The Rockaways Housing Home value is 4% higher than New York
Median home value
$297,56261% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$77418% lower than the US average
Home ownership
36%44% lower than the US average
The Rockaways real estate or The Rockaways rentals
F The Rockaways Schools HS graduation rate is 11% lower than New York
High school grad. rates
73%12% lower than the US average
School test scores
35%29% 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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The Rockaways, New York - Bustling Summer Community

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Community9/10
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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 wandering 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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Source: The The Rockaways, 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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