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
East Moriches 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, East Moriches’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One of the nice things about East Moriches 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 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.