Chappaqua, NY
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Living in Chappaqua


Chappaqua is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,469 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Chappaqua is the 655th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Chappaqua was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

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

Chappaqua is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 96.58% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Chappaqua is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chappaqua who work in management occupations (19.73%), teaching (19.18%), and sales jobs (13.01%).

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

In addition, Chappaqua 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, Chappaqua 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, Chappaqua really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Chappaqua 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 Chappaqua is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Chappaqua, the average commute to work is 39.71 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly town. Many of Chappaqua’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

Despite being a small town, Chappaqua 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 like to read, write and learn? If you move to Chappaqua, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Chappaqua is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 87.80% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Chappaqua in 2010 was $85,313, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $341,252 for a family of four.

Chappaqua is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Chappaqua home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chappaqua residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Chappaqua include Italian, Irish, English, Ukrainian, and German.

The most common language spoken in Chappaqua is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Slavic languages.