Williamsburg

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A+ Williamsburg Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Williamsburg Cost of Living Cost of living is 26% higher than New York
Williamsburg
15050% more expensive than the US average
New York
16666% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Williamsburg cost of living
D- Williamsburg Crime Total crime is 19% higher than New York
Total crime
2,22619% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4519% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-6%Year over year crime is down
Williamsburg crime
C- Williamsburg Employment Household income is 12% lower than New York
Median household income
$53,6433% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$28,4175% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%14% higher than the US average
Williamsburg employment
F Williamsburg Housing Home value is 25% higher than New York
Median home value
$357,17493% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,33841% higher than the US average
Home ownership
12%81% lower than the US average
Williamsburg real estate
D- Williamsburg Schools HS graduation rate is 12% lower than New York
High school grad. rates
73%12% lower than the US average
School test scores
45%8% 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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When my wife suggested that with our children beginning school within the next couple of years we should consider moving, I thought to myself, "that just may be a great idea." Being that the idea was not my own, I had no readily available locations in mind. It turns out that she'd been offered an opportunity to head up a new office in Brooklyn. Born and raised in Minnesota, I was all for her taking the job, but I had no idea how I would feel about New York, or how New York would feel about me for that matter. As I'm sure you may have intuited, my apprehensions were pretty well unfounded. That was four years ago and I can easily say that moving to Williamsburg has turned out to be the best move possible for our family.

A Brooklyn borough, the Williamsburg community is a thriving and vibrant neighborhood filled with diversity and rich in culture. The school system is quality, allowing our girls to excell in an environment that is both challenging and rewarding. It seems that our move to Williamsburg couldn't have been timed any better, as a revitalization has enriched the neighborhood in every way. The relative safety of a borough with the density of Williamsburg is a welcome respite from the preconceived notions one may develop before realizing that Williamsburg is ideal.

The popularity of the area among the art community has helped the neighborhood to flourish with the addition of trendy retail stores and upscale housing. Everything one would expect to find when defining what makes a neighborhood an extension of your home is found here. Whether enjoying an outdoor movie during the summer, poetry readings year round, or an easy night at the bowling alley, it's virtually impossible to choose the wrong activity with so many at your doorstep. I readily encourage anyone visiting or seeking to relocate to give a nice hard look at the Williamsburg community. You won't regret it.
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Source: The Williamsburg, 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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