Huntington Bay is a very small coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,433 people and just one neighborhood, Huntington Bay is the 656th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Huntington Bay was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Real Estate Prices
Huntington Bay home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Huntington Bay real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Huntington Bay is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 91.31% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Huntington Bay is a village of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Huntington Bay who work in management occupations (20.09%), sales jobs (17.66%) and business and financial occupations (12.39%).
Of important note, Huntington Bay is also a village of artists. Huntington Bay has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Huntington Bay’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Huntington Bay telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.77% 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
In addition, Huntington Bay is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Huntington Bay 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, Huntington Bay’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Huntington Bay is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Huntington Bay is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Huntington Bay, the average commute to work is 34.10 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Even though Huntington Bay is a smaller village, 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.