Shoreham, NY
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Shoreham is a tiny coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 535 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Shoreham is the 835th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Shoreham was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Shoreham home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Shoreham real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Shoreham is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 96.21% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Shoreham is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shoreham who work in sales jobs (13.74%), teaching (10.90%), and the sciences (9.95%).

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Shoreham has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

Of important note, Shoreham is also a village of artists. Shoreham has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Shoreham’s character.

In addition, Shoreham 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.

Because of many things, Shoreham is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Shoreham 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, Shoreham has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Shoreham’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One of the nice things about Shoreham 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.

In Shoreham, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.49 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 village, Shoreham 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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Shoreham, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Shoreham is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 71.61% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Shoreham in 2010 was $78,099, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $312,396 for a family of four.

The people who call Shoreham home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Shoreham residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Shoreham include German, Irish, English, and Russian.

The most common language spoken in Shoreham is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.