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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Speonk 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, Speonk really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Speonk 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.
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.