Buchanan is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,262 people and just one neighborhood, Buchanan is the 539th largest community in New York.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Buchanan are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.
Occupations and Workforce
Buchanan is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Buchanan is a village of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Buchanan who work in office and administrative support (14.63%), sales jobs (9.43%) and management occupations (6.99%).
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Buchanan 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, Buchanan 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, Buchanan really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Buchanan 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.
In Buchanan, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.91 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
In Buchanan, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Buchanan is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.