East Moriches is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 5,282 people and just one neighborhood, East Moriches is the 309th largest community in New York.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in East Moriches 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
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, East Moriches is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, East Moriches is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Moriches who work in office and administrative support (12.19%), management occupations (10.97%) and sales jobs (8.47%).
Of important note, East Moriches is also a town of artists. East Moriches has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape East Moriches’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, East Moriches is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making East Moriches 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 town’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 Moriches has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, East Moriches’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One of the nice things about East Moriches 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.
In East Moriches, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.86 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.