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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Speonk is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
In addition, Speonk is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Speonk is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Speonk 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, Speonk has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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.