The 10 Best Yonkers Suburbs To Live For 2021


We analyzed over 192 places around Yonkers to identify the most in demand places to live.

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Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the best Yonkers suburbs.

Big city living isn't for everyone--but at the same time, urban areas certainly have their perks.

There's the culture, the food, the arts, the food, the energy, and you know, the food. But there are drawbacks. There's traffic, expensive parking, expensive housing--pretty much, expensive everything, depending on which big city you're looking at.

But that's where the suburbs come in--they have all of the benefits of being near big cities, without actually having to be big cities.

Of course, not all suburbs of Yonkers are created equally, which is precisely why we set out to find the best ones. So without further ado...

What's the best suburb of Yonkers? East Hills ranks as the best suburb of Yonkers for 2021 based on the most recent Census and FBI data. If you happen to be a resident of East Hills, you're probably not too surprised to find it on the top our list.

We'll tell you what makes each of these 10 Yonkers 'burbs better than the rest--but first, a bit about our methodology.

Note: This result may differ from our state wide data as we did not include commute times and crime for this analysis to allow for a larger selection of suburbs.

Feel free to check out some more reading about New York:

The 10 Best Yonkers Suburbs To Live For 2021

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,147
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 3)
Median Income: $224,583
Unemployment Rate: 2.3%
Poverty Rate: 1.4%
More on East Hills: Real Estate | Data

East Hills is always mentioned as one of the best suburbs in the Yonkers area. We'll tell you the good about "Awesome East Hills."

Everyone here is rich; families average $224,583 a year, which is the 8th highest in the Yonkers region. And only 2.32% are out of work. Homes average more than $1,055,300 each.

Scarsdale, NY

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 17,837
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Income: $250,001
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 2.1%
More on Scarsdale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Scarsdale is the second best 'burb we looked at near Yonkers for 2021.

It ranks 3rd for incomes in the area and only 0.87% of residents lack insurance, good for 16th best.

North Hills, NY

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 5,796
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 3)
Median Income: $155,679
Unemployment Rate: 0.8%
Poverty Rate: 1.8%
More on North Hills: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Here in North Hills, it's really safe, and residents are just about as rich as you'll see in the Yonkers metro area.

The bad side? Schools are more crowded, and the cost of living puts a large part of the city out of reach for most families.

But price is based on demand and a lot of people want to live in North Hills.

Oyster Bay Cove, NY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 2,080
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 1)
Median Income: $225,385
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 0.6%
More on Oyster Bay Cove: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Oyster Bay Cove ranks as the 4th best suburb of Yonkers for 2021.

You won't find many better places to raise your kids in the region than in Oyster Bay Cove and the schools are some of the best around.

Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 5,832
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 3)
Median Income: $171,103
Unemployment Rate: 2.0%
Poverty Rate: 3.7%
More on Woodcliff Lake: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Coming in as the fifth best is Woodcliff Lake.

Woodcliff Lake gets kudos for having the 32nd most expensive homes in the Yonkers area, where houses sell for an average of $812,300. However, the cost of living here is among the highest in the area.

Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 4,094
Rank Last Year: 21 (Up 15)
Median Income: $216,875
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%
Poverty Rate: 0.0%
More on Ho-Ho-Kus: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ho-Ho-Kus is proud of its 6th place finish on this list. And here's why.

Most residents have great jobs and the unemployment rate sits at 3.9% which is 79th best in the area.

According to online reports, Ho-Ho-Kus is quickly becoming one of the more affluent suburbs in the Yonkers area, meaning you need to get in soon.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 3,677
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 7)
Median Income: $250,001
Unemployment Rate: 1.2%
Poverty Rate: 4.1%
More on Lloyd Harbor: Real Estate | Data

The 7th best suburb on our list goes to Lloyd Harbor.

Lloyd Harbor schools are some of the best in the region, and crime is really low. The cost of living makes it a lot more desirable for many families, especially first-time home buyers.

And, it's only 22.2 miles to downtown, which is a good thing.

North Caldwell, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,615
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 1)
Median Income: $187,734
Unemployment Rate: 1.7%
Poverty Rate: 0.9%
More on North Caldwell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

North Caldwell is growing quickly, and for a good reason. Crime is far below average, and most residents are gainfully employed. Even the cost of living is reasonable.

A solid 0.47% of people lack insurance, good for 4th in the area.

East Williston, NY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 2,572
Rank Last Year: 17 (Up 8)
Median Income: $196,625
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
Poverty Rate: 4.9%
More on East Williston: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Is 'Everything Better In East Williston?'

Almost.

It placed 9th on our list thanks to the fact that it's really expensive to live here, but the schools are great, so you get what you pay for in that regard.

Larchmont, NY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,096
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 7)
Median Income: $215,375
Unemployment Rate: 5.3%
Poverty Rate: 2.7%
More on Larchmont: Real Estate | Data | Photos

And rounding out the top ten for 2021 is Larchmont.

This city is far above average in every category, and the best part? It's far more affordable than the other cities listed above. So, you get a big bang for your buck here.

How We Determined The Best Suburbs Around Yonkers for 2021

Figuring out the best suburbs around Yonkers was pretty simple; we just needed to list several things that people like, and then find out which cities have the most of those things.

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible:

  • Low unemployment rate
  • High Median household incomes
  • Population density (lots of things to do)
  • High home values
  • A lot of college educated people
  • Low poverty
  • High rate of insured families

Then we used the newest American Community Survey data for 2015-2019 to research each suburb.

FYI: We defined a suburb as being within 30 miles of Yonkers.

Additionally, we limited the analysis to places that have over 2,000 people. This left us with a grand total of 193 suburbs to evaluate around Yonkers.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 193 in each category, where 1 was the "best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each place to create a quality of life index.

And finally, we crowned the city with the best quality of life index the "Best Suburb near Yonkers." We're lookin' at you, East Hills. You can download the data here.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best of the best. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the suburbs ranked from best to worst.

Welcome to the Best Yonkers 'Burbs of 2021

We said it once and we'll say it again--life in the big city isn't for everyone. At least not all the time.

So if you're hankering for some of the amenities of a larger city like Yonkers, but don't want to deal with the drawbacks, one of these suburbs might just be for you.

For more New York reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Yonkers Suburbs

Rank City Population Median Income
1 East Hills, NY 7,147 $224,583
2 Scarsdale, NY 17,837 $250,001
3 North Hills, NY 5,796 $155,679
4 Oyster Bay Cove, NY 2,080 $225,385
5 Woodcliff Lake, NY 5,832 $171,103
6 Ho-Ho-Kus, NY 4,094 $216,875
7 Lloyd Harbor, NY 3,677 $250,001
8 North Caldwell, NY 6,615 $187,734
9 East Williston, NY 2,572 $196,625
10 Larchmont, NY 6,096 $215,375
11 Allendale, NY 6,765 $170,968
12 Glen Rock, NY 11,780 $187,000
13 Haworth, NY 3,418 $178,450
14 Pelham Manor, NY 5,569 $174,688
15 Lawrence, NY 6,544 $123,000
16 Essex Fells, NY 2,110 $213,088
17 Hoboken, NY 53,193 $147,620
18 Ridgewood, NY 25,179 $184,355
19 Ramsey, NY 14,940 $147,875
20 Brookville, NY 3,586 $250,001
21 Glen Ridge, NY 7,584 $202,222
22 Floral Park, NY 16,003 $117,857
23 Munsey Park, NY 2,722 $250,001
24 Montebello, NY 4,610 $149,250
25 Rye, NY 15,820 $192,688
26 Bronxville, NY 6,409 $181,286
27 Cresskill, NY 8,699 $151,442
28 Massapequa Park, NY 17,193 $129,525
29 Malverne, NY 8,517 $126,964
30 Sands Point, NY 2,862 $250,001
31 Park Ridge, NY 8,766 $137,903
32 Stewart Manor, NY 2,199 $127,546
33 Williston Park, NY 7,277 $112,114
34 Hastings-On-Hudson, NY 7,921 $139,879
35 Saddle River, NY 3,192 $213,958
36 Cedarhurst, NY 6,642 $103,846
37 Upper Nyack, NY 2,262 $152,386
38 Franklin Lakes, NY 10,946 $172,766
39 Rockville Centre, NY 24,492 $113,769
40 Demarest, NY 4,942 $154,500
41 Laurel Hollow, NY 2,034 $250,001
42 Irvington, NY 6,529 $139,917
43 Lake Success, NY 3,119 $177,500
44 Oradell, NY 8,141 $132,358
45 Upper Saddle River, NY 8,227 $158,536
46 Great Neck Plaza, NY 6,957 $92,260
47 Dobbs Ferry, NY 11,070 $143,462
48 Northport, NY 7,328 $114,375
49 New Hyde Park, NY 9,841 $136,500
50 Hillsdale, NY 10,346 $146,080
51 Pelham, NY 6,941 $133,464
52 Sea Cliff, NY 5,038 $132,545
53 Roseland, NY 5,834 $129,006
54 Tenafly, NY 14,632 $172,926
55 Flower Hill, NY 4,832 $192,314
56 Edgewater, NY 12,403 $127,221
57 Waldwick, NY 9,986 $124,803
58 Midland Park, NY 7,244 $121,162
59 River Edge, NY 11,500 $124,598
60 Briarcliff Manor, NY 7,616 $181,125
61 Ardsley, NY 4,512 $160,880
62 Englewood Cliffs, NY 5,371 $148,446
63 Kinnelon, NY 10,054 $158,000
64 Closter, NY 8,565 $140,357
65 Bayville, NY 6,735 $108,951
66 South Nyack, NY 3,387 $105,114
67 Great Neck Estates, NY 2,852 $147,750
68 Norwood, NY 5,812 $122,200
69 Roslyn, NY 2,855 $110,029
70 Old Westbury, NY 4,670 $220,048
71 Mineola, NY 19,186 $100,891
72 Kings Point, NY 5,223 $145,476
73 Fair Lawn, NY 33,017 $123,159
74 Piermont, NY 2,540 $124,716
75 Florham Park, NY 11,623 $128,071
76 Harrington Park, NY 4,753 $134,688
77 Lynbrook, NY 19,524 $102,686
78 Montvale, NY 8,489 $146,708
79 Emerson, NY 7,596 $128,093
80 Oakland, NY 12,972 $126,319
81 Croton-On-Hudson, NY 8,155 $130,000
82 Farmingdale, NY 8,902 $95,885
83 Silver Lake, NY 2,532 $108,958
84 East Rockaway, NY 9,816 $97,419
85 Westwood, NY 11,115 $110,473
86 Old Tappan, NY 5,914 $144,076
87 Wood-Ridge, NY 8,769 $110,625
88 Leonia, NY 9,086 $102,250
89 Island Park, NY 4,835 $91,841
90 Long Beach, NY 33,507 $97,022
91 Paramus, NY 26,503 $128,306
92 Thomaston, NY 2,629 $128,889
93 Rye Brook, NY 9,487 $141,652
94 Rutherford, NY 18,398 $101,473
95 Great Neck, NY 10,205 $100,766
96 Caldwell, NY 7,969 $96,806
97 Port Washington North, NY 3,200 $114,808
98 New Hempstead, NY 5,385 $117,070
99 Wesley Hills, NY 5,885 $124,487
100 Ringwood, NY 12,251 $125,476

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

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