Munsey Park is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,715 people and just one neighborhood, Munsey Park is the 491st largest community in New York. Munsey Park has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.
Real Estate Prices
Munsey Park home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Munsey Park real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Munsey Park is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 95.50% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Munsey Park is a village of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Munsey Park who work in management occupations (20.62%), office and administrative support (11.81%) and sales jobs (10.81%).
Also of interest is that Munsey Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Munsey Park 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.
Because of many things, Munsey Park 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, Munsey Park really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Munsey Park 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.
In Munsey Park, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 41.24 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.
Even though Munsey Park 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.