Sea Cliff 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 5,024 people and just one neighborhood, Sea Cliff is the 325th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Sea Cliff was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Real Estate Prices
Sea Cliff home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Sea Cliff real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Sea Cliff is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 92.64% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sea Cliff is a village of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sea Cliff who work in management occupations (13.16%), sales jobs (11.40%) and teaching (10.89%).
Of important note, Sea Cliff is also a village of artists. Sea Cliff has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Sea Cliff’s character.
Also of interest is that Sea Cliff has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Sea Cliff 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.
Sea Cliff is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Sea Cliff’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One of the nice things about Sea Cliff 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.
One downside of living in Sea Cliff is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Sea Cliff, the average commute to work is 31.14 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. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly village. Many of Sea Cliff’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
In Sea Cliff, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Sea Cliff is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.