Chappaqua, NY
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Living in Chappaqua


Chappaqua is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,469 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Chappaqua is the 655th largest community in New York.

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

Chappaqua is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 100.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Chappaqua is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chappaqua who work in management occupations (24.39%), healthcare (14.10%), and sales jobs (11.33%).

Of important note, Chappaqua is also a town of artists. Chappaqua has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Chappaqua’s character.

In addition, Chappaqua is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Because of many things, Chappaqua is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Chappaqua a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Chappaqua has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Chappaqua’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Chappaqua, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 40.89 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.

Even though Chappaqua is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Chappaqua, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Chappaqua is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 83.56% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Chappaqua in 2018 was $99,152, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $396,608 for a family of four.

Chappaqua is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Chappaqua home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chappaqua residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Chappaqua include Italian, German, Russian, English, and Irish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Chappaqua's cultural character, accounting for 24.69% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Chappaqua is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Russian.


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