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Popular real estate near Brookhaven, NY
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 3,464 people and just one neighborhood, Brookhaven is the 420th largest community in New York.
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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Brookhaven is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Brookhaven is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brookhaven who work in office and administrative support (17.73%), teaching (13.89%) and sales jobs (12.93%).
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.
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.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Brookhaven has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Brookhaven has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Brookhaven than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Brookhaven may be for you.
Brookhaven is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
In Brookhaven, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.71 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Even though Brookhaven is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The overall education level of Brookhaven citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.95% of adults in Brookhaven have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Brookhaven in 2010 was $41,162, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $164,648 for a family of four. However, Brookhaven contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Brookhaven home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Brookhaven residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Brookhaven include Italian, German, Irish, English, European and British.
The most common language spoken in Brookhaven is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|MEDIAN HOUSE VALUE||$328,529|
HOUSE VALUE RANGE
|RENTAL PRICE||Very high cost relative to NY, very high cost relative to the nation|
|NEIGHBORHOOD LOOK, FEEL, & CHARACTER||DETAILS|
|THE SETTING||Suburban (based on population density) , coastal|
|TYPE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Single-family homes and a few Complexes/high rise apartments|
|SIZE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Medium-sized dwellings (3 or 4 bedrooms), some Large dwellings (4 or 5 bedrooms) and a few Small dwellings (1, 2, or no bedrooms)|
|AGE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Established but not old (Built 1970 – 1999), some Well established older homes (Built 1940 - 1969), some Historic homes (Built 1939 or earlier) and some Newer Homes (Built 2000 or later)|
|HOMEOWNERSHIP||Mostly Owner occupied|
|SPECIAL CHARACTER||Mostly Nautical, Urban Sophisticates and Quiet|
|AGE & LIFESTYLE||Mostly Young singles-upwardly mobile (young, educated, professionally employed, and single), some Mixed ages, some Families with children (family households with school-aged children) and some Seniors (people 65 and over)|
|EDUCATION LEVEL||Rating: 7 (5 is average for the U.S., 10 is most educated)|
|INCOME||Wealthy (among the 15% most wealthy communities in America)|
|OCCUPATIONS||Mostly Executive, managerial & professional, some Sales & Service workers, some Manufacturing & Laborers, some Clerical, assistants & technical support and some Government employees|
|ETHNICITY / ANCESTRY||Mostly White (non-Hispanic), some Italian ancestry, some Irish ancestry, some Hispanic, some Black and some Puerto Rican|
|LANGUAGES||Mostly English speaking and some Spanish speaking|
|SCHOOLS IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD *||GRADES|
BELLPORT SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
205 BEAVER DAM RD, BROOKHAVEN, NY 11719
BROOKHAVEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
101 FIREPLACE NECK RD, BROOKHAVEN, NY 11719
* Depending on where you live in this neighborhood, your children may attend these schools or other schools outside the neighborhood. Always check with your local school department to determine which schools your children may attend based on your specific address and your child's grade-level.
This neighborhood is served by one 1 district.
4,607 Students enrolled in District
READING & MATH
|ETHNIC/RACIAL GROUPS||THIS DISTRICT||THIS STATE|
|WHITE (NON-HISPANIC) (%)||47.3||49.2|
|ASIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDER (%)||1.9||8.3|
|AMERICAN INDIAN OR NATIVE OF ALASKA (%)||0.8||0.5|
|ECONOMIC GROUPS||THIS DISTRICT||THIS STATE|
|ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED (%)||39.2||48.1|
|FOR THIS DISTRICT||PER STUDENT||TOTAL||% OF TOTAL|
|NEIGHBORHOOD EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT|
|ADULTS IN NEIGHBORHOOD WITH COLLEGE DEGREE OR HIGHER (%)||28.0|
|CHILDREN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD LIVING IN POVERTY (%)||1.9|
|PERIOD||TOTAL APPRECIATION||AVG. ANNUAL RATE||COMPARED TO NY*||COMPARED TO AMERICA*|
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|LAST 5 YEARS|
|LAST 2 YEARS|
|LAST 12 MONTHS|
|* 10 is highest|
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National Median 3.9
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