Larchmont, NY
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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 6,132 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Larchmont is the 282nd largest community in New York. Larchmont has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

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 95.51% 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 (17.66%), teaching (12.68%), and business and financial occupations (12.57%).

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.

In addition, Larchmont 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.

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.

In Larchmont, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 41.95 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit. In addition, the village is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense 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 83.77% 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 $88,004, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $352,016 for a family of four.

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, English, and European.

Larchmont also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.81%.

The most common language spoken in Larchmont is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.