Brookhaven is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 3,451 people and just one neighborhood, Brookhaven is the 420th largest community in New York.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Brookhaven are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.
Occupations and Workforce
Brookhaven is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Brookhaven is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brookhaven who work in office and administrative support (16.18%), teaching (15.32%) and sales jobs (12.39%).
Of important note, Brookhaven is also a town of artists. Brookhaven has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Brookhaven’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Brookhaven is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Brookhaven’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One of the nice things about Brookhaven is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Brookhaven, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.64 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
In Brookhaven, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Brookhaven is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.