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 5,282 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 professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Moriches who work in office and administrative support (12.19%), management occupations (10.97%) and sales jobs (8.47%).
Of important note, East Moriches is also a town of artists. East Moriches has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape East Moriches’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, East Moriches is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, East Moriches really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is East Moriches perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.86 minutes every day commuting to work.