Lattingtown 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 1,777 people and just one neighborhood, Lattingtown is the 615th largest community in New York.
Real Estate Prices
Lattingtown home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Lattingtown real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Lattingtown is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 89.91% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lattingtown is a village of sales and office workers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lattingtown who work in sales jobs (19.32%), management occupations (17.90%) and office and administrative support (10.51%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.05% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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, Lattingtown is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Lattingtown 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, Lattingtown’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Lattingtown 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One downside of living in Lattingtown, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.74 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 Lattingtown 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.