Gardiner is a tiny town located in the state of New York. With a population of 945 people and just one neighborhood, Gardiner is the 741st largest community in New York. Gardiner has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Gardiner 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, Gardiner is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gardiner is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gardiner who work in office and administrative support (21.23%), management occupations (20.11%) and teaching (15.08%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.39% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Gardiner has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Gardiner has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Gardiner than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Gardiner may be for you.
Gardiner is a very car-oriented town. 100.00% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Gardiner is a small town , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Gardiner has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.
As is often the case in a small town, Gardiner doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.