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Larchmont, NY
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Living in Larchmont


Larchmont is a somewhat small coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 6,630 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Larchmont is the 265th largest community in New York. Larchmont has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

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

Larchmont is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 98.30% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Larchmont is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Larchmont who work in management occupations (16.61%), healthcare (16.29%), and business and financial occupations (11.62%).

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

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Larchmont has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

Also of interest is that Larchmont has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Larchmont telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.74% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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, Larchmont 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, Larchmont is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Larchmont 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, Larchmont has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Larchmont’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Larchmont 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

One downside of living in Larchmont is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Larchmont, the average commute to work is 35.57 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 Larchmont’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

Despite being a small village, Larchmont 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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Larchmont. 80.87% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Larchmont in 2018 was $110,486, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $441,944 for a family of four. However, Larchmont contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

Larchmont also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.39%.

The most common language spoken in Larchmont is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.


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