Larchmont 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 6,069 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Larchmont is the 282nd largest community in New York. Larchmont has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Larchmont home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Larchmont real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Larchmont is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 97.61% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Larchmont is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Larchmont who work in management occupations (18.73%), business and financial occupations (15.72%), and sales jobs (12.58%).
Of important note, Larchmont is also a village of artists. Larchmont has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Larchmont’s character.
Also of interest is that Larchmont 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 Larchmont telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.37% 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.
In addition, Larchmont 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, Larchmont 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, Larchmont really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Larchmont 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 Larchmont 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 Larchmont is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Larchmont, the average commute to work is 39.60 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. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly village. Many of Larchmont’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
In Larchmont, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Larchmont is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Larchmont, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Larchmont is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 84.44% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Larchmont in 2010 was $109,030, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $436,120 for a family of four.
Larchmont is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Larchmont home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Larchmont residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Larchmont include Italian, German, Irish, English, and Russian.
In addition, Larchmont has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.17%).
The most common language spoken in Larchmont is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.