Speonk 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 3,398 people and just one neighborhood, Speonk is the 431st largest community in New York.
Real Estate Prices
Speonk home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Speonk real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Speonk isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Speonk are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Speonk is a town of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Speonk who work in teaching (10.08%), office and administrative support (9.69%) and sales jobs (9.38%).
Of important note, Speonk is also a town of artists. Speonk has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Speonk’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Speonk is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Speonk’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
In addition, Speonk is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Speonk 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, Speonk’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One of the nice things about Speonk 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.