Palisades is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 3,889 people and just one neighborhood, Palisades is the 387th largest community in New York.
Real Estate Prices
Palisades home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Palisades real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Palisades is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.52% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Palisades is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Palisades who work in office and administrative support (18.72%), management occupations (13.25%) and healthcare (12.90%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.99% 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, Palisades 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.
The overall crime rate in Palisades is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
In Palisades, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.14 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.
Despite being a small town, Palisades has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.