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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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89 Walk Score of New York, NY

New York is Very Walkable

Most errands can be accomplished on foot.

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Olde Brooklyn

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Christopher Park

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

New York has excellent public transportation and is very bikeable.

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

New York Apartments for Rent

New York Neighborhoods

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Population

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

People in New York can walk to an average of 7 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Brass Monkey

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Espresso 77

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thumbnail for Olde BrooklynAt the intersection of Greene and Washington, you will find yourself in the heart of the #ClintonHill residential section. This part of Brooklyn is rich in history and culture which is why locals refer to it as the "Olde Brooklyn".

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84 Transit Score of New York, NY

New York has Excellent Transit

Transit is convenient for most trips. Find New York apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

New York has excellent public transportation and about 496 bus, 26 rail, 49 subway and 3 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

70 Bike Score of New York, NY

New York is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.

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Owls Head Park

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Robert F Wagner Junior Park

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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

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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Battery Park City

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City Hall Park

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New York City Battery Park War Memorial

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Battery Park

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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Bay Ridge Architecture

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Union Church Of Bay Ridge: Church Office

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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