East Hills, NY
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Living in East Hills


East Hills is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 7,284 people and two constituent neighborhoods, East Hills is the 243rd largest community in New York.

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

East Hills is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 95.07% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, East Hills is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Hills who work in healthcare (16.25%), management occupations (15.69%), and sales jobs (15.35%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.38% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

In addition, East 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.

Because of many things, East Hills 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, East Hills really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is East Hills 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 East Hills is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In East Hills, the average commute to work is 37.87 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 East Hills, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though East Hills 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, East Hills is a pretty powerful place. 83.33% of the adults in East Hills 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 East Hills in 2018 was $97,242, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $388,968 for a family of four.

East Hills is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call East Hills home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East Hills residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in East Hills include Russian, Italian, Polish, Eastern European, and Iranian.

The most common language spoken in East Hills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Persian and Chinese.


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