Jericho Earns First-Place In Exclusive Ranking


Underhill Preserve. Glenn J. Winuk Memorial Park. Matthew D. Lynch Field. Milleridge Inn. All of these places make Jericho quite special for families in the area.

Now, Jericho is being recognized throughout the Empire State for its unique experience. Jericho has been named as No. 1 on’s list of best places to raise a family in New York. Additionally, Syosset also joined the list, coming in at No. 4.

“Jericho is the quintessential suburban town with its smart work-live-play mix,” Senator Jim Gaughran, who covers the fifth district, said. “It is a wonderful place to raise a family with its top-notch public schools and close-knit community, so it makes sense that it would be voted best place to raise a family in New York.”

Among the factors that placed Jericho at the top of the list includes the cost of living, local housing, area public schools, diversity and walkability. also lists Jericho as the No. 1 suburb to live in. Throughout all of America, Jericho is the fifth-best place to raise a family in, according to Niche. Additionally, it’s ranked No. 4 on the best suburbs to raise a family in America list, an honor local politicians are quite proud of.

“Jericho is a shining example of a community that embraces diversity and fosters a flourishing environment for residents of all backgrounds, races and religions,” Legislator Arnold Drucker said. “The byproduct of that diversity is Jericho’s remarkable public schools, which were also recently ranked No. 1 in the nation by and have enriched the lives of countless students educationally and socially.”

As Drucker points out, lists Jericho as the area with the best public schools in New York.

Jericho is home to about 14,000 residents, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. The area is constantly thriving, and that’s also put Jericho on top of several Nassau County categories.

The hamlet tops six categories on for the county, including places to live in Nassau County, where to raise a family, suburbs to live, suburbs to raise a family, the best public schools and suburbs with the best public schools.

“Jericho might be a smaller town, but it is filled with great things,” one resident said on the rankings. “Everyone here is highly motivated. There are many things nearby and so much to do. It is a very diverse town and people have similar goals.”

Syosset also did well in the report. Besides that top-five ranking, Syosset is fifth in the best public schools report. It is also the 16th-best place to live in New York.

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