Valley Cottage is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 9,414 people and just one neighborhood, Valley Cottage is the 199th largest community in New York.
Real Estate Prices
Valley Cottage home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Valley Cottage real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Valley Cottage is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.93% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Valley Cottage is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Valley Cottage who work in sales jobs (14.69%), healthcare (11.82%) and office and administrative support (11.55%).
Of important note, Valley Cottage is also a town of artists. Valley Cottage has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Valley Cottage’s character.
Also of interest is that Valley Cottage has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
One downside of living in Valley Cottage is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Valley Cottage, the average commute to work is 30.20 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Even though Valley Cottage is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.