Manhasset, NY
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Manhasset is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 8,172 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Manhasset is the 217th largest community in New York. Manhasset has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Manhasset home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Manhasset real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Manhasset is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.20% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Manhasset is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Manhasset who work in sales jobs (19.15%), management occupations (17.29%), and healthcare (11.43%).

Of important note, Manhasset is also a town of artists. Manhasset has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Manhasset’s character.

Also of interest is that Manhasset has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, Manhasset 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, Manhasset is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Manhasset a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Manhasset has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Manhasset’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One of the nice things about Manhasset 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 Manhasset is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Manhasset, the average commute to work is 33.04 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly town. Many of Manhasset’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

In Manhasset, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Manhasset is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Manhasset. 56.64% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Manhasset in 2010 was $60,742, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $242,968 for a family of four. However, Manhasset contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Manhasset is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Manhasset home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Manhasset residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Manhasset also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.93% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Manhasset include Irish, German, Greek, and English.

Manhasset also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.19%.

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

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