Long Island’s best suburbs to live in for 2017 were ranked based on crime, schools and other factors. Is your community on the list?
What defines a great community? According to the folks at Niche.com, a low crime rate, quality schools, access to jobs and an affordable cost of living all play big roles. Based on those factors and more, the website has released a rankings report of the best Long Island suburbs to live in for 2017.
To achieve its ranking calculations, Niche drew data from the U.S. Census Bureau, FBI, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and other sources.
When the numbers were crunched, Kensington, which is a village in the Great Neck peninsula, was found to be the No. 1 best suburb in New York.
On the national level, not a single New York suburb made the list of 100. Carmel, Indiana, earned first-place honors nationally, followed by Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania.
Overall, three Long Island towns made New York’s Top 10 suburbs, but 58 made the Top 100.
Here are the Long Island towns that made the list: