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 3,424 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
Speonk is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 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.
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.
Speonk 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.