East Hills is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 7,189 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 94.30% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, East Hills is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Hills who work in sales jobs (17.91%), management occupations (16.11%), and healthcare (15.63%).
A relatively large number of people in East Hills telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.71% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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", 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.
East Hills is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, East Hills’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In East Hills, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 38.08 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.
Despite being a small village, East Hills 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 East Hills. 80.84% 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 East Hills in 2010 was $91,000, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $364,000 for a family of four.
East Hills is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. 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 Russian, Italian, Polish, Eastern European, and Iranian.
The most common language spoken in East Hills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Persian and Chinese.