Best Places to Live in New York

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What you need to know about New York

Home to both the largest city and biggest state park in the country, New York provides residents with urban playgrounds and impressive natural amenities. While New York City garners much of the tourism attention, the rest of the state offers highly livable communities. The best places to live in New York include Albany, Syracuse and White Plains. Residents enjoy a wealth of entertainment options from Broadway shows to pro sports teams like the New York Yankees and the Buffalo Bills.

Ten Things to Do in New York State
Attractions are abundant in The Empire State
Best Places to Live in New York
NYC, White Plains, Albany, Buffalo make this diverse list


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6 Things Only Locals Know About New York City
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With so much to see and do, it never gets boring in New York City
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8 Reasons to Move to New York City
Aside from just being, well, one of the greatest cities in the world
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Homes Owned 54%
54% Complete
Homes Rented 46%
46% Complete

Median Home Price

Higher than the national average
Denver's Derby Day event draws more than 5,000 people and raises money for a scholarship fund.
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Median Household Income

Higher than the national average


Bachelor’s Degree 34%
34% Complete
Graduated High School 85%
85% Complete


Most residents are
5-17 Years old

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