Wading River 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 7,781 people and just one neighborhood, Wading River is the 232nd largest community in New York.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Wading River are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.
Occupations and Workforce
Wading River is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.15% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Wading River is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wading River who work in office and administrative support (16.04%), healthcare (11.89%) and management occupations (11.38%).
Also of interest is that Wading River has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Wading River 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, Wading River 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, Wading River really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Wading River 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.
Wading River is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
In Wading River, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.25 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.