Garrison is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 3,497 people and just one neighborhood, Garrison is the 421st largest community in New York.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Garrison 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
Garrison is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.77% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Garrison is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Garrison who work in sales jobs (11.03%), management occupations (10.74%) and office and administrative support (9.81%).
Of important note, Garrison is also a town of artists. Garrison has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Garrison’s character.
Also of interest is that Garrison has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Garrison telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.83% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Garrison’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Garrison is worth considering.
One downside of living in Garrison is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Garrison, the average commute to work is 35.23 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.
Even though Garrison is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.