Williston Park, NY


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Williston Park is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 7,331 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Williston Park is the 238th largest community in New York. Williston Park has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Williston Park home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Williston Park real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Williston Park is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 87.16% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Williston Park is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Williston Park who work in office and administrative support (18.83%), management occupations (10.69%), and sales jobs (9.67%).

In addition, Williston Park 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, Williston Park 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, Williston Park really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Williston Park 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.

One downside of living in Williston Park is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Williston Park, the average commute to work is 30.87 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly village. Many of Williston Park’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

In Williston Park, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Williston Park is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Williston Park is a pretty powerful place. 50.27% of the adults in Williston Park have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Williston Park in 2010 was $40,089, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $160,356 for a family of four.

Williston Park is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Williston Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Williston Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Williston Park also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.73% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Williston Park include Italian, German, Polish, and Portuguese.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Williston Park's cultural character, accounting for 18.77% of the village’s population.

The most common language spoken in Williston Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.

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