Atlantic Beach is a very small coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,910 people and just one neighborhood, Atlantic Beach is the 581st largest community in New York.
Real Estate Prices
Atlantic Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Atlantic Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Atlantic Beach is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 91.44% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Atlantic Beach is a village of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Atlantic Beach who work in sales jobs (15.74%), management occupations (15.11%) and office and administrative support (13.98%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.69% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Atlantic Beach 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.
Atlantic Beach 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Atlantic Beach is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Atlantic Beach, the average commute to work is 39.37 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Despite being a small village, Atlantic Beach has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.