11 Best New York Neighborhoods to Live in with Families and Kids

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11. Harlem

Cost of Living Index: 149

Average Home Prices: $905,800

Crime Rate (Estimated value per 100k people): 1,975

Harlem made it to this list because of its great cost of living range. Living in NYC would most often mean you have to spend a good deal more on your basic needs, but Harlem makes it more affordable.  A historically black area that has undergone a good deal of gentrification in the past 15 years–Harlem is still vibrant, if far less homogenous than it once was. Public transportation is easy, the A/C, D, 2/3, 4/5/6 subways all run there, as well as a MetroNorth station on 125th street. There are several regarded charter schools in the area and it is a quick commute to others.  As renting becomes increasingly more expensive, this is still a neighborhood in which one can take advantage of the lower home prices and buy.

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