Oyster Bay 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 6,808 people and just one neighborhood, Oyster Bay is the 256th largest community in New York.
Real Estate Prices
Oyster Bay home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Oyster Bay real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Oyster Bay is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.51% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Oyster Bay is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oyster Bay who work in management occupations (13.98%), sales jobs (11.41%) and office and administrative support (11.11%).
Also of interest is that Oyster Bay has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Oyster Bay 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.
One of the nice things about Oyster Bay 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.
Despite being a small town, Oyster Bay 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.