Eastchester, NY
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Eastchester is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 19,989 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Eastchester is the 88th largest community in New York.

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

Eastchester is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.50% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Eastchester is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Eastchester who work in management occupations (14.79%), office and administrative support (14.03%), and teaching (13.19%).

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

In addition, Eastchester 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, Eastchester 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, Eastchester really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Eastchester 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 Eastchester is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Eastchester, the average commute to work is 30.62 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 Eastchester’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, Eastchester 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.

If knowledge is power, Eastchester is a pretty powerful place. 55.41% of the adults in Eastchester 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 Eastchester in 2010 was $57,762, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $231,048 for a family of four.

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

In addition, Eastchester has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.64%).

The most common language spoken in Eastchester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.