Kings Point is a somewhat small coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 5,122 people and just one neighborhood, Kings Point is the 324th largest community in New York.
Real Estate Prices
Kings Point home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Kings Point real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Kings Point is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 90.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Kings Point is a village of sales and office workers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Kings Point who work in sales jobs (26.15%), management occupations (18.80%) and healthcare (13.55%).
Of important note, Kings Point is also a village of artists. Kings Point has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Kings Point’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Kings Point telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.25% 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
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Kings Point, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Kings Point provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
Because of many things, Kings Point 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, Kings Point really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Kings Point 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 of the nice things about Kings Point 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.
One downside of living in Kings Point, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.57 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Even though Kings Point 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.