Centre Island is a tiny coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 410 people and just one neighborhood, Centre Island is the 867th largest community in New York.
Real Estate Prices
Centre Island home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Centre Island real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Centre Island is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 90.43% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Centre Island is a village of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Centre Island who work in management occupations (23.92%), sales jobs (13.88%) and healthcare (11.00%).
Of important note, Centre Island is also a village of artists. Centre Island has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Centre Island’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.25% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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, Centre Island 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, Centre Island is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Centre Island a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Centre Island has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Centre Island’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One of the nice things about Centre Island 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.
One downside of living in Centre Island, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 37.23 minutes every day commuting to work. However, 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.
In Centre Island, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Centre Island is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.