Bronxville, NY
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Bronxville is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 6,407 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Bronxville is the 271st largest community in New York. Bronxville has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

Bronxville home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Bronxville real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Bronxville is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 98.27% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bronxville is a village of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bronxville who work in management occupations (24.67%), sales jobs (14.68%), and business and financial occupations (12.13%).

Of important note, Bronxville is also a village of artists. Bronxville has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Bronxville’s character.

Also of interest is that Bronxville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.42% 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.

In addition, Bronxville 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.

Because of many things, Bronxville 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, Bronxville really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Bronxville 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 downside of living in Bronxville, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 39.07 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly village. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Despite being a small village, Bronxville 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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Bronxville. 80.06% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Bronxville in 2010 was $116,018, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $464,072 for a family of four.

The people who call Bronxville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bronxville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Bronxville include German, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Bronxville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.