Southold 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 5,825 people and just one neighborhood, Southold is the 286th largest community in New York.
Real Estate Prices
Southold home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Southold real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Southold is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.27% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Southold is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Southold who work in management occupations (17.05%), office and administrative support (12.77%) and sales jobs (12.07%).
Of important note, Southold is also a town of artists. Southold has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Southold’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Southold is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
Because of many things, Southold is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Southold 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 town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Southold has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Southold’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One of the nice things about Southold 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.