Oyster Bay Cove 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 2,245 people and just one neighborhood, Oyster Bay Cove is the 545th largest community in New York.
Real Estate Prices
Oyster Bay Cove home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Oyster Bay Cove real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Oyster Bay Cove is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 93.31% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Oyster Bay Cove is a village of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oyster Bay Cove who work in management occupations (20.76%), healthcare (15.23%) and sales jobs (13.87%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.29% 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, Oyster Bay Cove 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, Oyster Bay Cove is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Oyster Bay Cove 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 village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Oyster Bay Cove has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Oyster Bay Cove’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Oyster Bay Cove 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Oyster Bay Cove is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Oyster Bay Cove, the average commute to work is 33.99 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.
Despite being a small village, Oyster Bay Cove has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.