5 Best Places to Live in New York for Families with Kids
5 Best Places to Live in New York for Families with Kids
According to a latest survey, the following are considered to be the best places to live in New York if you have families and of course, kids. The reason why these neighborhoods made the cut was that these were closer to schools, with good amenities for children and families and had affordable homes for rent or for sale for families with kids. Check these communities out.

1. Bay Bridge, Brooklyn

An iconic community where you will find history in every corner. They say that Bay Bridge is important to Brooklyn’s identity in such as way that most homes here have carefully preserved their historic charm. This is a good place to buy a home and raise a family because it’s near District 20 schools, has affordable home listings and has a scenic view of the Verrazano – Narrows Bridge that connects Staten Island to Brooklyn. There are also a number of cool places to hangout for youngsters like the Owl’s Head Park, Fort Hamilton Athletic Field and more. Bay Bridge is also very accessible via local and express trains so it is easy to travel up and about.

2. Astoria, Sunnyside and Hunters Point, Queens

Queens is where you can find an amazing selection of District 30 schools as well as recreational facilities for kids of all ages. There are parks and playgrounds such as the Astoria Park where you will find a huge pool, the Museum of the Moving Image Bohemian Hall, Beer Garden and so many more. Just some of the best places to visit for families are in Queens: Queens Library, Sunnyside Gardens, Hunters Points Park South and Travelers Park in Jackson Heights.

3. Battery Park City

Battery Park City is close to NYC action but actually far enough to get a little peace and quiet. It is quite near the waterfront so there are parks and open areas to enjoy. Green garden parks such as West Thames Park, Battery Park, Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park, etc. have also made this neighborhood popular. There are places where families can jog, picnic or ride their bikes without any interruptions. Homes here are near great attractions in NYC such as Brookfield Place, the Marina, Battery Urban Farm and a view of Lady Liberty and One World Trade.

4. Upper West Side

A very popular neighborhood to raise a family. It is near excellent schools, great entertainment centers for kids and families such as theaters, libraries, parks, playgrounds and family restaurants. Upper West Side streets are safe for kids and most often parents pushing strollers can be seen along the streets. Just some of the best attractions are found here: the American Museum of National History, Symphony Space, Lincoln Center and the DiMenna Children’s.

5. Lower East Side

Topping the list is NY’s Lower East Side known for its young and hip neighborhood. It may be a crowd-drawer because of its awesome nightlife attractions but by day it bustles with families hurrying to schools and community life. The neighborhood has excellent schools, housing cooperatives, parks, family-friendly apartments, playgrounds and outdoor spaces too. Fantastic family attractions at the Lower East Side are the Tenement Museum, Hester Street Fair, Tompkins Square Park, Little Italy and Chinatown.

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