East Hills is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 7,155 people and two constituent neighborhoods, East Hills is the 243rd largest community in New York.
East Hills home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but East Hills real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
East Hills is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 94.36% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, East Hills is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Hills who work in sales jobs (20.09%), healthcare (14.19%), and management occupations (13.52%).
Also of interest is that East Hills 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: 9.91% 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, East Hills 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.
Because of many things, East Hills is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making East Hills 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, East Hills has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, East Hills’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in East Hills, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.66 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 East Hills, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though East Hills is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, East Hills is a pretty powerful place. 77.17% of the adults in East Hills have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in East Hills in 2010 was $73,279, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $293,116 for a family of four.
The people who call East Hills home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East Hills residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in East Hills include Polish, Italian, German, and Iranian.
The most common language spoken in East Hills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Persian and Chinese.