West Sayville 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 5,029 people and just one neighborhood, West Sayville is the 323rd largest community in New York.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in West Sayville 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
Unlike some towns, West Sayville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in West Sayville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, West Sayville is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Sayville who work in office and administrative support (16.06%), sales jobs (12.40%) and teaching (12.26%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, West Sayville 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, West Sayville really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is West Sayville 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.
West Sayville 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One downside of living in West Sayville, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.16 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Despite being a small town, West Sayville has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.