#47. New York City, New York

- Population: 8,419,316

- Median home value: $606,000 (33% own)

- Median rent: $1,443 (67% rent)

- Median household income: $63,998

With an overall crime rate slightly below the national average in 2019, New York City also takes the #1 score for walkability in the nation, sure to please families that eschew driving. Stuyvesant High School in New York City ranks as the #6 best public high school in the nation. Despite the Big Apple’s high cost-of-living expenses, the city ranks in the top 10 nationally for diversity, outdoor activities, and best places for young professionals.

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