DUMBO — Quality public schools, access to outdoor and cultural activities, short commute distances and plenty of nightlife options make DUMBO the best neighborhood to live in Brooklyn, according to a new report.
Niche.com ranked the 100 best neighborhoods to live in New York City for 2016, and DUMBO ranked as the top Brooklyn neighborhood, as well as coming in at No. 4 citywide.
The report looked at factors like crime rates, the quality of local schools, the cost of living, the average length of residents’ commute, employment opportunities and access to nightlife.
It gathered neighborhood data from sources like the U.S. Census, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Centers for Disease Control.
For the citywide ranking, Tribeca toped the list, with Nolita and Battery Park City coming in second and third, respectively.
DUMBO got an A+ grade in the family-amenities category, which takes into account the neighborhood’s access to parks, libraries, cultural activities and outdoor spaces.
The neighborhood also ranked high in the percentage of residents with a bachelor’s degree or higher; access to quality public schools; the number of nightlife options; a strong real estate market; length of commute and number of residents who use public transit, bike or walk; general well being and access to health care; and prevalence of outdoor activities.
DUMBO scored a B in the weather category, as did many other neighborhoods.
Unsurprisingly, it got a C- in the cost of living category, which factors in housing, food and fuel costs.
DUMBO also got average marks for crime and safety, employment opportunities and economic stability, and diversity, receiving a C+ in each category.
The following neighborhoods made up the top 10 for Brooklyn:
► Prospect Heights
► Brooklyn Heights
► Downtown Brooklyn
► Vinegar Hill
► Clinton Hill
► Park Slope
► Cobble Hill
► Fort Greene
► South Slope
For the full New York City list, click here.