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What are NYC’s best neighborhoods for parents?

The majority of them are in Brooklyn, according to a new study from StreetEasy.
These are New York City's best neighborhoods for parents, according to StreetEasy.
StreetEasy determined the best NYC neighborhoods for parents based on rental size, households with kids under 18, school zone performance and median asking rent. (iStock)

Living in New York, arguably the greatest city in the world, can be as difficult as it is amazing, but add a kid (or two or more), and it can be even more daunting.

But fear not, there are neighborhoods that are not only family-friendly and parent-friendly, but also wallet-friendly, for New York, according to a new study from StreetEasy.

Probably less surprising than a wallet-friendly nabe is that the majority of the real estate site’s top 10 is in the always-popular borough of Brooklyn, and Greenwood leads the pack.

Greenwood has a median rent of $2,350 for two bedrooms, and 62 percent of its available rentals have two or more bedrooms. And with 24 percent of households having kids under 18, there’s definitely a built-in community vibe. Plus, with an average review of 1.47, some of Brooklyn’s highest-rated schools are nearby.

Here’s the rest of StreetEasy's top 10:

2. Auburndale, Queens
Share of two or more bedrooms: 71.4 percent
Median rent for two bedrooms: $2,200
Average school review: 1.27
Share of households with kids under 18: 29.9 percent

3. Columbia Street/Waterfront District, Brooklyn
Share of two or more bedrooms: 61.2 percent
Median rent for two bedrooms: $2,888
Average school review: 1.36
Share of households with kids under 18: 27.8 percent

4. Dyker Heights, Brooklyn
Share of two or more bedrooms: 81 percent
Median rent for two bedrooms: $1,900
Average school review: 1.12
Share of households with kids under 18: 34.4 percent

5. Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
Share of two or more bedrooms: 50.2 percent
Median rent for two bedrooms: $3,750
Average school review: 1.49
Share of households with kids under 18: 25.5 percent

6. Bayside, Queens
Share of two or more bedrooms: 66.1 percent
Median rent for two bedrooms: $2,525
Average school review: 1.27
Share of households with kids under 18: 25.2 percent

7. Red Hook, Brooklyn
Share of two or more bedrooms: 65 percent
Median rent for two bedrooms: $2,825
Average school review: 1.21
Share of households with kids under 18: 26.6 percent

8. Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village, Manhattan
Share of two or more bedrooms: 52.8 percent
Median rent for two bedrooms: $4,658
Average school review: 1.56
Share of households with kids under 18: 11.7 percent

9. Bath Beach, Brooklyn
Share of two or more bedrooms: 66.9 percent
Median rent for two bedrooms: $1,925
Average school review: 1.15
Share of households with kids under 18: 29.3 percent

10. Ridgewood, Queens
Share of two or more bedrooms: 87.1 percent
Median rent for two bedrooms: $2,093
Average school review: 0.97
Share of households with kids under 18: 32.5 percent

In order to determine the best city neighborhoods for parents, StreetEasy looked at the share of rentals with two or more bedrooms, the number of households with kids under 18 and the performance and impact scores of the neighborhood’s school zone. Median asking rent was also a factor.

Here is an interactive map of StreetEasy's study. Hover over the neighborhood to see its stats.

 
 
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