Roslyn 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 2,810 people and just one neighborhood, Roslyn is the 480th largest community in New York.
Real Estate Prices
Roslyn home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Roslyn real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Roslyn is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 95.46% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Roslyn is a village of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Roslyn who work in sales jobs (14.24%), management occupations (13.62%) and healthcare (11.70%).
Of important note, Roslyn is also a village of artists. Roslyn has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Roslyn’s character.
Also of interest is that Roslyn has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.57% 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
Roslyn 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One downside of living in Roslyn, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.92 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Despite being a small village, Roslyn 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.