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[New York rentals] Where is the safest in New York? Rent budget? 4 areas where international students in New York live

by Jack
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New York rentals? Don’t you know where to rent a house is safer when you first came to New York? Want to know what’s delicious in each district? Which district has the most affordable rents? This article will briefly introduce New York rental housing, the four most common areas for international students in New York, and analyze public security, rental prices, and characteristics with data.

As a student, had wanted to write things I want to know before coming to New York, according to my experience they livefriends to share the experience, with the Open Data New York to Data-Driven way with you unveiled in New York.

This article will reveal the mystery of New York rental housing for you one by one based on the security , traffic conditions , and rental prices of each district, and take you to the old New York hand in hand. After understanding the area, you can refer to the 6 steps to renting a house I wrote about the source of the house (there are links to New York housing clubs, common rental websites) to find a suitable place to live, you can refer to the United States to buy furniture , Introduce common places to buy furniture in the United States, and how to buy cheap and quality furniture to decorate your residence.

If you can’t find a long-term rental house temporarily, you can live in an Airbnb or a hotel for a few days, or find someone to rent for a short time, and then look at the house!

Extended reading: [United States Travel] New York accommodation recommendation, 10 popular New York hotels, 3 steps to choose petty-bourgeois accommodation

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4 New York rental housing areas where international students often live

New York City, the five administrative districts with a total population of approximately 8.6 million people, is a very dense city. Most of the houses were built before World War II, which also adds a bit of history to the city. In terms of the occupational composition of the population group, 93.97% are white-collar workers. At the same time, New York has gathered the most art workers and designers in the United States.

Let’s analyze this city from Data!

Data Engineer Jack
Average monthly rentNumber of residentsSafety rateMedian household income
ManhattanUS 2,9321,628,701twenty threeUS 79,781
QueensUS 2,3802,278,90640US 62,008
BrooklynUS 2,1362,582,83027US 52,782
New JerseyUS1,911265,549twenty fourUS 76,475
New York rentals

National median household income in 2020 : US 57,652

Safety index : 100 is the safest, compared to cities in the United States (ex, crime index = 24, safer than 24% of cities in the United States)

Average monthly rent : A unit refers to a household, not a shared single room.

Source: https://www.neighborhoodscout.com/

This information really caught my eye. Queens unexpectedly won the safest area. Brooklyn ranked second. At the same time, I was a little surprised by the average rent. New Jersey was actually the lowest.

Queens is the safest, Brooklyn has the most people, Manhattan is the most expensive, and New Jersey has the lowest population density.

Let the data speak

Manhattan rentals

New York rentals
New York rentals

As a Data Engineer, let’s take a look at how New York’s statistics describe this city. Refer to https://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ . This website provides the city’s crime distribution, population composition, etc.

These materials can be found in the New York City Open Materials ( https://opendata.cityofnewyork.us/ ).

Let Data accompany us to see the city

Data Engineer Jack

Rent budget

U.S. rentals
New York housing price distribution map

Law and order

New York Public Order
New York crime rate distribution map

Regional comparison

advantageshortcoming
Upper EastHigh-end residential area
security is also the best among the three areas
The subway only has the green line, and you need to transfer to other places
MidtownConvenient transportation, with
many options for eating and shopping by train, subway, bus
Received high population density and
relatively high cost of living in tourist resorts
DowntownConvenient commuting, close to Midtown and Brooklyn
Manhattan Chinatown
Housing prices are also high
New York rentals

Upper East Side House for Rent

Regional introduction

Upper East Side
Upper East Side

Many well-known American families are located here, Roosevelts, Kennedys, Rockefellers, and Carnegies are the pioneers of real estate in the 18th century. The pace of life here is slightly relaxed compared to Midtown. At the same time, it is also close to Central Park, which is very suitable for friends who like outdoor activities.

Rent budget

  • Studio: US2200
  • Single room sharing: US 900 – 1200

Extended reading: [American Life] Purchase of American furniture, 3 sources of furniture purchase, 10 commonly used furniture

traffic condition

  • Metro: 4, 5, 6, F, N, Q, R

Life function

There is the Central Park in the surrounding area. The commercial area and banks are very complete. There are also many museums nearby, making it a very livable place.

Extended reading: Running in Central Park [2019 Thanksgiving] Run with the turkey

Midtown

Regional introduction

Midtown
Midtown

Midtown can be said to be the center of the entire Manhattan, and it is also a place with a very high density of tourists, attractions, and offices. The residents here are mainly office workers and students studying nearby . The overall security is also very safe. It can be said that it is a city that never sleeps.

Since the above picture shows that the number of crimes in the west of Zhongcheng is relatively high, I hereby appeal to reduce the frequency of going to the west bank of Zhongcheng at night.

The living room type is mainly apartments. You can see that the cost near 34th Street is relatively high. However, because of the convenient living functions, it is still the first choice for many office workers or students to rent in New York.

Rent budget

The following housing prices must be based on the actual area and the actual contracted amount. Here is just a rough estimate of the price

  • Studio: US2200 – 4500 / month
  • One Bedroom: US 2900 – 3500
  • Two Bedroom: US 3500 -5000

traffic condition

  • Metro: A, B, C, E, F, Q, 1, 2, 4, 5, L, R, N
  • Railway Station: Penn Station
  • Path: 33rd stop

Extended reading: [New York Travel] New York transportation-5 must-know means of transportation

Life function

Food: Adjacent to Koreatown, food, supermarkets, and shopping shops are very complete

Travel: It is very close to the transportation hub Penn Station and Grand Central. It is very convenient to travel during holidays.

Environmental quality: Located near work and scenic spots, there are many tourists, the air quality and noise are relatively high, and the lighting of the surrounding high-rise buildings may be relatively poor.

Extended reading: [New York Travel] Supermarkets-3 must-know supermarkets

Downtown Lower Manhattan Rentals

Regional introduction

Manhattan Downtown
Manhattan Downtown

In order to be near the financial district , the Battery Park is to the south, and there are also the 9/11 Memorial Park, Trinity Church, and the Golden Bull Statue. It is a place with dense financial districts and tourist attractions.

Rent budget

  • Studio: US 2850
  • Single room sharing: US 1000 – 1800

traffic condition

  • Metro: 1, 4, 5, N, R
  • Path: World Street Center

Life function

In terms of renting a house in New York, Lower Manhattan can be regarded as the place with the most commercial and scenic spots. The nearby attractions are dense and there are relatively many tourists, but the living functions are very convenient and it is also very close to the Manhattan Chinese Supermarket.

Queens rentals

Queens
New York rentals

Queens , the safest area in New York City .

Rent budget

New York rentals
New York rentals

With Flushing as the center, the rent outside is relatively expensive.

Law and order

New York Public Order

In New York City, Queens has the highest safety index, and the number of crimes near Manhattan is relatively high.

Regional comparison

advantageshortcoming
Long Island City1. Near Manhattan
2. There are many types of apartments
1. Windy and cold in winter
2. Traffic depends on Line 7
Astoria1. Many foreign supermarkets
2. Convenient living functions
3. Subway Express Train (N, Q)
1. Few Asian supermarkets
Jackson Height – Grand Ave1. Metro transfer station
2. Ethnic diversity
1. The commuting time to Manhattan is 35-50 minutes
Rego Park – Forest Hills1. Good law and order
2. Close to Flushing
1. There is only Local Train late at night or on weekends
Flushing1. Easy to buy Asian ingredients
2. A variety of Chinese and Taiwanese dishes
3. The unit price is US 500-900
4. The Studio price is US 1100-2000
1. Traffic depends on Line 7
New York rentals

Long Island City LIC Rental House

Regional introduction

Long Island City
Long Island City

Long Island City generally refers to the area near the three MTA subway stations of Vernon Blvd Jackson Av, Queensboro Plaza, and Court Square. Most of the room types are mainly apartments, and people living nearby are mainly people who work in Manhattan.

The house near the river bank has a strong cold wind in winter.

Rent budget

  • Studio: US 2000 – 3000
  • Shared single room: average US 1200 – 1700

traffic condition

  • Court Square: E, M, G, 7 lines
  • Queensboro Plaza: N, Q, R, 7
  • Vernon: 7

Extended reading: [New York Travel] New York transportation-5 must-know means of transportation

Life function

Since LIC is a new residential area , the living functions are relatively inconvenient, and the number of restaurants is relatively small. The advantage is that it is very close to Elmhurst or Manhattan, and you can take a ride to eat.

Extended reading: [New York Travel] Supermarkets-3 must-know supermarkets

Astoria Rentals

Regional introduction

Astoria
Astoria

Located on the east side of Manhattan, Long Island City on South Street, also known as the Greek District, the main residents are European, South American, and Asian. There are mostly small buildings in the entire community, and the housing prices are relatively close to the people.

Rent budget

  • Single room sharing: average US 800 – 1100

Extended reading: [American Life] Purchase of American furniture, 3 sources of furniture purchase, 10 commonly used furniture

traffic condition

  • Metro: Line N, W

Life function

There are exotic restaurants, supermarkets, and bars here. There is also the Beer Garden-Strand outdoor bar, the largest in New York. There are also many cake shops and butcher shops on the street. You can also see on the map that there are many parks nearby, suitable for friends who like to be outdoors.

Jackson Height Rentals

Regional introduction

Jackson Height
Jackson Height

Jackson Heights: Mainly Latino and Mexican. It is known as the most racially diverse place in New York. You can hear different languages ​​in every other place.

Elmhurst Ave and Grand Ave: Areas mainly dominated by Chinese communities, Chinese supermarkets and Taiwanese cuisine are also abundant.

Rent budget

  • Single room sharing: US 600-900
  • Studio: US 1200 -1600

traffic condition

  • Jackson Heights: E, F(Express), M, R, 7
  • Elmhurst Ave, Grand Ave: M, R(Local)

Life function

The surrounding Asian food is quite diverse, and there are also Xinlongxing Supermarket, Hong Kong Supermarket, and Xinjinlin Supermarket. In places with relatively high residential density, there are relatively few large-scale parks for activities.

Rego Park-Forest Hills Rental House

Regional introduction

Rego Park-Forest Hills
Rego Park – Forest Hills

There are large areas of parks to the west, north and south, and Macy’s, JCPenny, Target department stores are also nearby.

Rent budget

  • Studio: US 1500 – 1800
  • Single room sharing: US 800 – 1200

traffic condition

  • Subway: E, F (Express), M, R (Local)
  • LIRR: Long Island Railway

Extended reading: [New York Travel] New York transportation-5 must-know means of transportation

Life function

The surrounding functions are complete, including supermarkets, shops, banks, post offices, libraries, and cinemas. The streets are clean and public security is good. However, there are relatively few supermarkets in Asia.

Flushing Flushing Rentals

Regional introduction

Flushing
Flushing

Flushing is a place full of Chinese. Chinese restaurants, Korean restaurants, Haidilao, many great hot pot restaurants, KTV can be found here.

Rent budget

  • Shared single room: US 500 -900
  • Studio: US 1100 – 2000

traffic condition

  • Metro: Line 7
  • LIRR

Life function

The Chinese distribution center, the place with the highest density of Chinese restaurants, Taiwanese snacks, Hong Kong-style tea, Haidilao, life is quite convenient, and the environment is slightly dirty.

Brooklyn Rentals in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Police
New York rentals

Rent budget

Brooklyn rent
Brooklyn

As can be seen from the picture, Downtwon Brooklyn is relatively expensive, and the further away from Manhattan, the house price will also decrease.

One of the reasons I like New York is diversity: culture, food, housing prices

Data Engineer Jack

Law and order

Brooklyn Police
Brooklyn Public Order Map

Many people think Brooklyn is very insecure, but according to the information, the first one is very big, Brooklyn is so big that you can commute in Brooklyn for two hours, and the second part is South Brooklyn. It’s actually very safe.

Regional comparison

advantageshortcoming
Downtown1. NYU Tandon students, save commuting time during class
2. Convenient transportation
3. Administrative area of ​​government unit, good public security
1. High rent
2. No Asian supermarket nearby
Williamsburg1. Strong literary atmosphere
2. Many cafes
1. The traffic condition of the subway JMZ is unstable
Prospect Heights1. Convenient commuting: Near Express Train
2. Near Brooklyn China Town (8th Av)
3. Near Prospect Park: Suitable for cycling and running
1. The commuting time to Manhattan is 30-40 minutes
Bay Ridge1. Single room rate is located at US650-850
2. Near the river, suitable for running
3. Many parks
4. Exotic food diversity (Greece, Middle East)
1. Local R line, need to transfer
Bensonhurst1. Single room rate is located at US650 – 850
2. Near Brooklyn’s largest Asian supermarket: J-mart
3. Transportation Express D, N Line
1. To Manhattan, 50-60 minutes commute
New York rentals

Downtown Brooklyn

Regional introduction

Brooklyn Downtown
Brooklyn Downtown

Since 2004, it has been opened to a residential area and high-rise buildings have been built. It is a mixed residential and commercial area, surrounded by schools, and close to the Brooklyn Bridge. The nearby residents are mostly students, scholars, and office workers. The public security is also very safe.

Rent budget

  • Single room average: US1100 – US1800
  • Studio: US2200 – US3000

traffic condition

The nearby subways are very convenient. There are Jay St-Metro Tech, Borough Hall, DeKalb Av, which brings together different subway lines.

  • Jay St – Metro Tech: A, C, F, R
  • Borough Hall: 2, 3, 4, 5 (all Express)
  • DeKalb Av: B, D, N, Q, R

Extended reading: [New York Travel] New York transportation-5 must-know means of transportation

Life function

The nearby function is sound, with banks, supermarkets, cinemas, shops, gyms, restaurants, all very complete. It is only a bridge away from Manhattan, and it is also difficult to reach the Brooklyn Chinatown to the south. It is a very convenient and livable place.

Extended reading: [New York Travel] Supermarkets-3 must-know supermarkets

Williamsburg Rentals

Regional introduction

Williamsburg
Williamsburg

There is a strong pop-culture, and there are many cultural and youthful shops on the streets. Many artists have slowly moved here from Manhattan, which has also created the atmosphere of art and creativity here.

Rent budget

High-rise buildings are rare here, mostly 4-5 storey houses.

  • Apartment with 2-3 rooms: about US 1200 – US 1700

traffic condition

  • Subway: Line J, M, Z

Life function

It is widely known as the mecca of indie rock, Hipster culture and art. The Urban Market of Williamsburg is a topic of heated discussion among residents. It is located at the intersection of Broadway and Kettner Boulevard and is a local grocery store.

Prospect Heights Rentals

Regional introduction

Prospect Heights
Prospect Heights 

In the nineteenth century, Dean Alvord bought this land. His vision was to bring trees and leisurely suburban life to New York, near the park, and most of the houses were single-family houses.

Rent budget

There are mostly single-family houses nearby, most of which are directly contracted by the landlord. Some landlords live on high floors and then rent low floors to tenants.

  • Single room: US 800 -US 1300

traffic condition

  • Metro: B, F, G, Q, 2, 4, 5

Life function

Adjacent to Prospect Park, you can cycle and run, and it is also close to museums, public libraries, zoos, botanical gardens, and ice rinks.

Bay Ridge Rentals

Regional introduction

Bay Ridge
Bay Ridge

Cultural diversity seems to be representative of this region, Middle Eastern and Greek culture, while being close to the river bank, with river bank parks and baseball fields. It is suitable for people who love to run and walk, and therefore often see people who take a leisurely walk on the banks of the river.

Rent budget

  • Two-bedroom apartment: US 1600 – US 2400
  • Shared room: US 650-US 900

traffic condition

  • Metro: R

Extended reading: [New York Travel] New York transportation-5 must-know means of transportation

Life function

There are mostly foreign cuisines nearby. Banks and restaurants are well-equipped. It is also close to the eighth largest supermarket in Brooklyn. Many students studying in NYU live here.

Bensonhurst Rentals

Regional introduction

Bensonhurst
Bensonhurst

Italy, China, and Jewish communities are intertwined here. Every year, you can see the Little Italy Festival. The whole street is closed like a night market. There are various food vendors, groceries, and amusement equipment. There is also delicious Pizza.

Rent budget

  • Shared single room: US 550 – US 800
  • Two-room apartment: US 1200 – US 1800

Extended reading: [American Life] Purchase of American furniture, 3 sources of furniture purchase, 10 commonly used furniture

traffic condition

  • Metro: D, N (Express Line)

Life function

There are many Chinese restaurants on 20th Avenue and J-Mart, the largest Asian supermarket in Brooklyn, and the environment is quite quiet.

New Jersey rentals

New Jersey Rentals
New York rentals

Rent budget

New York rentals
New York rentals

Jersey City’s relative housing prices are also relatively high.

Law and order

New York Public Order
New York rentals

Jersey City has relatively good law and order, and it can be found that the places near New York are quite safe.

Path Map

Regional comparison

advantageshortcoming
Jersey City1. 20-30 minutes to Manhattan
2. Clean and quiet environment
3. High-quality free public elementary and middle schools
1. During holidays, Path goes to NYC and some stops do not stop
2. Commuting expenses, Path + MTA
New Port1. 20-30 minutes to Manhattan
2. Clean and quiet environment
3. High-quality free public elementary and middle schools
1. During holidays, Path goes to NYC and some stops do not stop
2. Commuting expenses, Path + MTA
New York rentals

New Port Rentals

Regional introduction

New Port
New Port

This is a newly developed community in Jersey in the past two decades. It is mainly composed of apartment buildings, and the buildings are usually very new. This area is mainly rented out apartments, and the residents are mainly office workers or students from Manhattan. At the same time, they can overlook the night view of Manhattan.

Rent budget

  • Shared single room: US 900 – 1800

traffic condition

  • Path

Extended reading: [New York Travel] New York transportation-5 must-know means of transportation

Life function

The overall environment is clean. There are movie theaters, food courts, American supermarkets, and Target nearby, with quite complete functions, while Asian supermarkets and Chinese restaurants are relatively few.

Extended reading: [New York Travel] Supermarkets-3 must-know supermarkets

Jersey City Rentals

Regional introduction

Jersey City
Jersey City

Following Newark, New Jersey’s second largest city, Jersey City is located on the west side of the Hudson River and is separated from Manhattan by water. Many New York workers choose to live in this area, so it is often regarded as a satellite of New York City. town.

Rent budget

  • Single room sharing: US 800 – 1500
  • 1 Bedroom: US2100 – 2500

traffic condition

  • Path

Life function

Living expenses are much cheaper than in New York City. There are also more exotic dishes. I recommend Mexican food Taqueria and burger restaurant Park Tarven Burger.

Useful information website for renting a house in New York:

Summarize

After reading so much information and the content of New York rental housing, let me summarize what we have just learned about the characteristics, rents, and transportation of different areas of New York rental housing:

  • Safest: Queens
  • The most affordable price: New Jersey, Brooklyn
  • Fun, attractions, convenience: Manhattan
Average monthly rentNumber of residentsSafety rateMedian household income
ManhattanUS 2,9321,628,701twenty threeUS 1,036,678
QueensUS 2,3802,278,90640US 642,106
BrooklynUS 2,1362,582,83027US 870,270
New JerseyUS1,911265,549twenty fourUS 466,735
New York rentals

To rent a house in New York, set the target area, you can follow the neighborhood I recommend one by one, follow the six steps I mentioned, list the place you want to live, list the house, contact the landlord or building, happy Find a suitable place for you.

If you need to find the source of the house, you can refer to the 6 steps of renting a house I wrote (there are community links, common renting websites)

Further reading: [US Rental Housing] How to find a suitable place for you? 6 common steps to rent a house

Extended reading: [American Life] Purchase of American furniture, 3 sources of furniture purchase, 10 commonly used furniture

  • Manhattan
    • Upper East Side
    • Midtown
    • Downtown
  • Queens
    • Long Island City
    • Astoria
    • Jackson Height
    • Rego Park – Forest Hills
    • Flushing
  • Brooklyn
    • Downtown
    • Williamburg
    • Prospect Heights
    • Bay Ridge
    • Bensonhurst
  • New Jersey
    • New Port
    • Jersey City

If you want to know more about rental housing in New York, please leave a message below for me to discuss together.

I hope this article will give you a better understanding of the overall price of rental housing in New York, as well as the traffic conditions in each area, so that you can find the most suitable accommodation for you according to your situation and start a new life in this charming city.

If you have local problems, or simply want to chat with me, or want to run with me in Central Park, you can email me, or message me in the fan club.

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