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 7,233 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%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.38% 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.

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making East Hills 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 village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, East Hills has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, East Hills’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

In East Hills, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.87 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.

Despite being a small village, East Hills 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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to East Hills, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. East Hills is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 83.33% 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 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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