Are these the 10 best places to live in NYC if you’ve got kids?

Brooklyn neighborhoods dominate the list
September 10, 2017 11:30AM

New York City is infinitely less cool when you’re a parent. That open-concept walk-up studio is not very appealing when you’re raising a little person and dealing with stairs, shouty neighbors and dirty parks.

StreetEasy feels you, parents. Using listings data for two or more bedroom rentals, they created a list of the 10 best New York neighborhoods to raise a family. (Spoiler: Brooklyn dominates.) The criteria behind the rankings: be surrounded by other families; have good schools nearby; and not break the bank.

Find the neighborhoods with their scores and StreetEasy’s estimated median rents below:

Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn

(NabeWise)

StreetEasy score: 10
Median rent for two (or more) bedroom home in June 2017: $2,350

Auburndale, Queens

(Keller Williams Realty)

StreetEasy score: 9.8
Median rent for two (or more) bedroom home in June 2017: $2,200

Columbia Street Waterfront District, Brooklyn

(Wikimedia Commons / The lorax)

StreetEasy score: 9.6
Median rent for two (or more) bedroom home in June 2017: $2,888

Dyker Heights, Brooklyn

(Zillow)

StreetEasy score: 9.6
Median rent for two (or more) bedroom home in June 2017: $1,900

Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

(Wikimedia Commons/Jim Henderson)

StreetEasy score: 9.5
Median rent for two (or more) bedroom home in June 2017: $3,750

Bayside, Queens

(Wikimedia Commons/Antipastarasta)

StreetEasy score: 9
Median rent for two (or more) bedroom home in June 2017: $2,525

Red Hook, Brooklyn

(Wikimedia Commons/Rhododendrites)

StreetEasy score: 8.6
Median rent for two (or more) bedroom home in June 2017: $2,825

Stuyvesant Town, Manhattan

(David Shankbone)

StreetEasy score: 8.6
Median rent for two (or more) bedroom home in June 2017: $4,658

Bath Beach, Brooklyn

(Zillow)

StreetEasy score: 8.6
Median rent for two (or more) bedroom home in June 2017: $1,925

Ridgewood, Queens

(The Real Deal)

StreetEasy score: 8.5
Median rent for two (or more) bedroom home in June 2017: $2,093

[StreetEasy] — E.K. Hudson