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Living in New York

The Big Apple keeps getting better. New York has miles of bike lanes, bike share programs, and there’s always been extensive public transportation — the subway, the LIRR, buses everywhere, and you have to try hard not to find a walkable neighborhood.

On the island of Manhattan, you’re never more than a 10 or 15 minute walk from a subway station; super hip Brooklyn and Williamsburg offer more of the same. The entire city has the urban density that supports walking to nearly everything: the city’s great museums, playgrounds like Central Park, East Village restaurants... many New Yorkers live their whole lives without ever owning a car.

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88 Walk Score of New York, NY

New York is Very Walkable

Most errands can be accomplished on foot.

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Robert F Wagner Junior Park

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Brass Monkey

New York is the 2nd most walkable large city in the US with 8,175,133 residents.

New York has excellent public transportation and is somewhat bikeable.

Find apartments in New York's most walkable neighborhoods: Little Italy, NoLita and Bowery.

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New York Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Little Italy 100 100 94 3,749
2 NoLita 100 100 94 6,464
3 Bowery 100 100 96 16,702
4 Union Square 100 100 92 7,810
5 Flatiron District 100 100 91 4,579
6 Chinatown 100 100 94 13,724
7 NoHo 100 100 95 3,123
8 Gramercy Park 100 100 94 18,635
9 Greenwich Village 100 100 95 34,531
10 Financial District 100 100 85 27,033
11 West Village 100 100 95 34,359
12 SoHo 99 100 95 11,276
13 Civic Center 99 100 90 5,279
14 NoMad 99 100 89 8,137
15 Koreatown 99 100 86 1,910
16 Tribeca 99 100 90 17,068
17 Midtown East 99 100 78 49,976
18 Kips Bay 99 100 89 39,246
19 Chelsea 99 100 95 52,598
20 Murray Hill 99 100 81 22,249
21 Theater District 99 100 88 13,170
22 Upper East Side 99 100 81 208,013
23 Hell's Kitchen 99 100 91 51,840
24 Brooklyn Heights 98 100 85 20,560
25 DUMBO 98 100 86 3,006
26 Two Bridges 98 100 93 28,930
27 Boerum Hill 98 100 95 22,518
28 East Village 98 99 98 60,375
29 Upper West Side 98 100 83 208,776
30 Prospect Heights 98 100 92 21,765
31 Garment District 98 100 88 5,963
32 Park Slope 98 100 89 61,508
33 Clinton Hill 97 99 95 25,887
34 Cobble Hill 97 100 95 8,605
35 Fort Greene 97 100 93 20,297
36 Central Harlem 97 100 75 111,094
37 Battery Park City 97 100 84 12,258
38 Elmhurst 97 100 75 101,918
39 Downtown Brooklyn 97 100 92 11,077
40 Carroll Gardens 97 96 95 18,514
41 West Harlem 97 100 73 107,403
42 Gowanus 96 100 90 5,661
43 Inwood 96 98 68 38,367
44 Williamsburg 96 97 88 138,526
45 East Harlem 96 100 80 118,829
46 Lower East Side 96 98 96 38,641
47 Washington Heights 96 100 72 158,951
48 Greenpoint 96 78 91 34,569
49 Fordham Heights 96 100 60 49,896
50 Stuyvesant Town - Peter Cooper Village 95 100 95 21,268
51 Long Island City 95 94 82 71,414
52 Bushwick 95 98 84 113,629
53 Belmont 95 93 61 23,890
54 Ridgewood 95 92 73 64,765
55 Sunset Park 95 96 74 100,989
56 Parkchester 95 93 57 40,412
57 Marble Hill 95 93 54 10,180
58 Woodside 95 99 69 55,051
59 Brighton Beach 95 86 66 30,166
60 Longwood 94 100 76 20,337
61 Corona 94 88 77 109,607
62 Rego Park 94 98 66 60,946
63 Concourse 94 100 69 54,406
64 Concourse Village 94 100 66 29,727
65 Astoria 94 86 75 153,924
66 Foxhurst 94 100 77 19,644
67 Crown Heights 94 100 85 125,818
68 Bedford-Stuyvesant 94 97 79 153,040
69 East Tremont 94 97 67 16,991
70 Bay Ridge 94 88 74 79,177
71 Jackson Heights 94 91 79 108,979
72 South Bronx 94 99 75 74,207
73 Fordham Manor 94 100 59 49,585
74 Kensington 93 94 85 49,617
75 Vinegar Hill 93 100 92 4,630
76 Greenwood Heights 93 100 73 18,878
77 Flatbush 93 99 79 167,618
78 Kew Gardens 93 99 57 26,367
79 Norwood 93 100 70 39,735
80 Bensonhurst 93 87 58 77,932
81 Mount Hope 93 100 66 30,381
82 Westchester Village 93 88 68 15,332
83 Mount Eden 92 100 62 24,005
84 Forest Hills 92 95 59 51,010
85 Kingsbridge 92 98 57 50,354
86 Richmond Hill 91 87 53 65,905
87 Borough Park 91 89 63 115,327
88 Highbridge 91 99 60 38,495
89 Pelham Parkway 91 91 79 22,492
90 Bedford Park 91 100 71 26,304
91 Woodstock 91 100 71 19,048
92 Windsor Terrace 91 95 81 14,446
93 Red Hook 90 74 96 10,225
94 University Heights 90 100 56 35,552
95 Sheepshead Bay 90 82 65 121,807
96 Van Nest 90 93 74 13,918
97 Mapleton 90 93 59 26,579
98 Unionport 90 86 60 23,914
99 Woodhaven 89 77 53 36,877
100 Dyker Heights 89 86 59 37,264
101 Flushing 89 84 65 172,447
102 Pelham Bay 89 87 76 24,885
103 Bath Beach 89 75 70 33,061
104 Jamaica Hills 89 100 53 12,700
105 West Farms 89 96 68 29,710
106 Morrisania 88 97 70 51,768
107 Utopia 88 70 60 1,494
108 Midwood 88 91 69 73,615
109 Ozone Park 88 83 55 39,572
110 Gravesend 88 94 69 100,536
111 Allerton 88 90 74 59,555
112 Hunts Point 88 91 67 12,200
113 East Elmhurst 87 73 79 22,443
114 Morris Park 87 83 73 16,410
115 Flatlands 87 84 60 65,242
116 Brownsville 87 100 73 55,788
117 Jamaica 87 95 53 89,810
118 Crotona Park East 87 100 73 29,987
119 Cypress Hills 87 87 63 42,692
120 Port Richmond 87 66 52 15,465
121 East Flatbush 86 90 63 130,788
122 Briarwood 86 98 57 27,884
123 Maspeth 85 77 58 56,058
124 Kew Gardens Hills 85 75 70 35,329
125 Glendale 85 71 70 31,104
126 Ocean Hill 85 100 65 27,565
127 Pomonok 85 72 72 16,458
128 Middle Village 85 73 61 29,125
129 Jamaica Estates 84 92 43 14,139
130 East New York 84 93 66 142,173
131 Morris Heights 83 100 61 40,713
132 Marine Park 83 80 63 21,034
133 Williamsbridge 83 88 72 31,788
134 Woodlawn Heights 83 78 49 7,406
135 Wakefield 82 86 62 54,956
136 Port Morris 82 81 78 992
137 Clason Point 82 84 64 92,935
138 South Ozone Park 81 73 51 68,783
139 St. George 81 76 52 7,741
140 Hillcrest 81 76 65 17,394
141 Fresh Meadows 81 68 61 16,304
142 Floral Park 80 60 60 12,130
143 Pelham Gardens 80 80 65 14,859
144 Auburndale 80 67 54 31,417
145 Tompkinsville 80 72 38 8,383
146 Baychester 80 81 53 14,525
147 Bronx Park 79 95 74 1,581
148 Roosevelt Island 79 98 77 11,608
149 Clearview 78 52 57 8,031
150 Forest Park 78 78 46 4,374
151 Riverdale 78 75 43 43,830
152 Little Neck 77 57 44 10,216
153 Coney Island 77 81 63 44,763
154 Westerleigh 77 60 47 22,157
155 College Point 77 58 46 26,415
156 Randall Manor 77 58 42 2,036
157 Edenwald 76 74 67 21,096
158 Eastchester 76 78 52 6,715
159 Stapleton 76 69 62 11,469
160 West Brighton 76 62 54 23,986
161 Rosebank 76 67 51 11,111
162 Hollis 75 78 50 38,274
163 St. Albans 75 71 52 42,290
164 Canarsie 74 78 56 82,503
165 Bellerose 74 66 58 22,089
166 South Jamaica 74 64 52 30,821
167 Castleton Corners 74 61 46 3,403
168 Bayside 74 63 56 71,348
169 Laurelton 74 63 53 23,893
170 New Dorp 74 68 53 9,709
171 Queens Village 73 74 54 56,540
172 Manhattan Beach 72 72 58 6,532
173 Van Cortlandt Park 72 82 51 524
174 Grant City 72 71 61 4,974
175 Elm Park 72 61 46 4,594
176 South Beach 71 65 61 13,647
177 Cambria Heights 71 61 53 16,159
178 Whitestone 71 56 48 30,448
179 Rochdale 70 72 49 24,666
180 Castle Hill 70 66 72 14,730
181 Graniteville 70 62 49 11,295
182 Howard Beach 69 67 61 26,240
183 Mill Basin 69 70 57 11,885
184 Country Club 69 67 48 4,522
185 Bergen Beach 69 73 56 13,098
186 Holliswood 69 77 39 8,048
187 Bulls Head 68 59 63 13,820
188 Grasmere 68 73 44 5,993
189 Dongan Hills 68 68 53 13,852
190 Rockaway Beach 67 67 65 35,942
191 Far Rockaway 66 70 61 76,523
192 Throgs Neck 66 53 46 33,641
193 New Brighton 65 66 41 10,494
194 Blissville 65 74 61 613
195 Gerritsen Beach 65 58 64 7,199
196 Great Kills 64 60 48 27,953
197 Co-Op City 64 79 63 35,450
198 Glen Oaks 64 58 50 12,540
199 Arrochar 63 70 54 550
200 Manor Heights 63 54 36 7,495
201 New Dorp Beach 63 63 61 6,298
202 Concord 63 70 43 7,293
203 Tottenville 62 56 46 14,635
204 Alley Park 61 56 57 547
205 Springfield Gardens 61 66 52 8,826
206 Eltingville 61 64 45 22,910
207 Douglaston 60 54 39 14,120
208 Rosedale 60 59 55 26,160
209 Pleasant Plains 60 55 43 3,603
210 Clifton 59 68 56 9,661
211 Silver Lake 59 60 35 2,805
212 Bay Terrace 59 65 53 4,457
213 Midland Beach 58 62 63 8,667
214 Emerson Hill 57 59 32 5,387
215 Sunnyside 57 62 46 4,822
216 Richmond Town 56 52 47 2,489
217 Fort Wadsworth 56 65 58 2,376
218 City Island 54 37 45 4,307
219 Mariners Harbor 54 57 44 15,325
220 Travis - Chelsea 53 45 45 2,948
221 Spencer Estates 52 75 44 3,578
222 Oakwood 52 63 54 11,991
223 Rossville 51 44 42 9,847
224 Grymes Hill 50 64 34 5,252
225 New Springville 48 58 55 20,741
226 Annadale 48 56 40 10,021
227 Brookville 48 64 59 9,830
228 Fort Hamilton 47 65 64 763
229 Prince's Bay 44 56 50 6,342
230 Huguenot 43 54 41 8,671
231 Bloomfield 43 56 45 513
232 Willowbrook 43 52 38 9,688
233 Arden Heights 43 45 35 10,460
234 Broad Channel 43 76 53 2,412
235 Ocean Breeze 42 59 59 2,626
236 Woodrow 40 47 46 10,780
237 Todt Hill 39 56 26 2,003
238 Charleston 39 44 34 2,002
239 Lighthouse Hill 37 47 27 1,766
240 Sea Gate 36 46 41 4,638
241 Greenridge 33 59 32 9,021
242 Randalls-Wards Island 21 71 57 1,625
243 Rikers Island 2 34 22 10,681

Average Home Features

According to HomeAdvisor Data, these characteristics make up the average home in New York

Average square footage 1800
Homeowners have 2.9 bedrooms
Homeowners have 2 bathrooms
Age of home 53 years
Average time living in home 15 years

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 16,709 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in New York.

People in New York can walk to an average of 4 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Espresso 77

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Flatbush Farm

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89 Transit Score of New York, NY

New York has Excellent Transit

Transit is convenient for most trips. Find New York apartments for rent on Redfin.

Public Transit Routes

New York has excellent public transportation and about 501 bus, 21 rail, 47 subway and 9 ferry lines.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from New York on public transit.

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Citi Bike: Atlantic Av & Furman St

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Joyce Theater

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COLUMBIA ST - KANE ST

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Espresso 77

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Indian Accessories Stand

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Travers Park

69 Bike Score of New York, NY

New York is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.

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The High Line

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Federal Reserve Bank of New York

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Barclays Towers

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Battery Park City

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Battery Park City

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City Hall Park

thumbnail for Christopher ParkStreet performers can usually be seen in front of Christopher Park. Today, electric guitar and violin performance by the Troublenotes.

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New York City Battery Park War Memorial

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Battery Park

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Bay Ridge Architecture

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Union Church Of Bay Ridge: Church Office

thumbnail for Owls Head ParkDo you like long walks by the water? Picnicking in summertime and sledding in the winter? We have the perfect match for you! No, this isn't a personal ad; it's Owl's Head Park. The spacious property in #BayRidge Brooklyn contains rolling hills, peaceful, meandering pathways, and breathtaking views of the New York skyline and striking Verrazano Narrows Bridge.

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Sunset Park

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Leif Ericson Park & Square

thumbnail for Robert F Wagner Junior ParkAdmire the views of the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor from Robert F. Wagner Park, one of the many parks in Battery Park City. Visit the Museum of Jewish Heritage, or just enjoy the grass and gardens.

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