East Moriches is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 5,249 people and just one neighborhood, East Moriches is the 309th largest community in New York.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in East Moriches 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
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, East Moriches is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, East Moriches is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Moriches who work in management occupations (12.67%), office and administrative support (12.29%) and sales jobs (9.16%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, East Moriches is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making East Moriches a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, East Moriches has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, East Moriches’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
East Moriches 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One downside of living in East Moriches is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In East Moriches, the average commute to work is 33.33 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.