Wesley Hills is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 5,905 people and just one neighborhood, Wesley Hills is the 290th largest community in New York.
Real Estate Prices
Wesley Hills home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Wesley Hills real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Wesley Hills is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 93.61% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Wesley Hills is a village of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wesley Hills who work in office and administrative support (17.17%), management occupations (14.34%) and sales jobs (13.44%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.47% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Wesley Hills 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.
Wesley Hills is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Wesley Hills’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Wesley Hills, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.72 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.
Even though Wesley Hills is a smaller village, 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.