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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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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 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, NoHo and NoLita.

New York Apartments for Rent

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Rental info for Parc Coliseum in the New York area
from $2,730
Studio
Walk Score 99
Rental info for 303 East 83rd in the New York area
from $3,605
1 bed
Walk Score 100
Rental info for 140 Riverside Boulevard in the New York area
from $3,075
Studio
Walk Score 91
Rental info for 180 Riverside Boulevard in the New York area
from $2,990
Studio
Walk Score 94
Rental info for West 96th in the New York area
from $3,640
1 bed
Walk Score 98
Rental info for 777 6th Avenue in the New York area
from $3,670
Studio
Walk Score 99
Rental info for 180 Montague in the New York area
from $3,450
Studio
Walk Score 99
Rental info for 800 Sixth in the New York area
from $3,798
Studio
Walk Score 100

New York Neighborhoods

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Population

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

Check out HomeAdvisor’s New York Home Happiness Survey.

Eating & Drinking

There are about 23,622 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in New York.

People in New York can walk to an average of 9 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Espresso 77

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Flatbush Farm

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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".

Kathleen Patricia Odenthal
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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 493 bus, 20 rail, 24 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

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.

Kathleen Patricia Odenthal
on Owls Head Park

New York is Talking About...

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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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on Robert F Wagner Junior Park

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