Thomaston is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,640 people and just one neighborhood, Thomaston is the 501st largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Thomaston was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Real Estate Prices
Thomaston home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Thomaston real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Thomaston is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 95.06% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Thomaston is a village of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Thomaston who work in management occupations (15.37%), office and administrative support (11.94%) and sales jobs (10.91%).
Also of interest is that Thomaston has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Thomaston is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Thomaston is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Thomaston really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Thomaston perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Thomaston, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.37 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. In addition, the village is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
In Thomaston, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Thomaston is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.