Thinking of living in Purchase, NY?


Are you thinking of living in Purchase, NY?  Purchase, NY is a subsection of the Town/Village Harrison.  It is located in Westchester County which is a suburb of New York City.  Purchase has approximately 6,500 residents.   Most of the residents work within Westchester County and approximately 19% commute to New York.  Most of the households are dual-income households with only 38.4% stay at home moms.  43.9% of the population are children under 19 years old.  It is an affluent town with a median income of $193,125. Below you will find useful information if you are thinking of living in Purchase, NY.

Household Stats for Purchase, NY

  • Population of approximately 6,500
  • Families-85.8% family households with an average family size of 3.25
  • Kids-43.9% of the population under 19 years old
  • Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers– 1.7% under 5 years old
  • Median Age 20.5 years old
  • White 72.6%, Hispanic 12.1%, Asian 6.0%,  African American 13.1%

Employment Stats for Purchase, NY

  • 38.4% Stay at Home Moms vs. 61.6% Working Moms *
  • Work in Westchester County 77.1%, Work in NY (outside Westchester County) 19%, Work outside NY state 3.9%
  • $193,125 Median Household Income
  • 30.9% Service Occupations

Schools and School Buses for Purchase, NY

  • Purchase is located in the Town/Village of Harrison and is part of the Harrison Central School District.  Residents attend Purchase Elementary School (K-5th grade), Louis M. Klein Middle School and Harrison High School.
  • School bus transportation is available for all Harrison Central school district.  Elementary school students who live more than 0.5 mile and Middle School/High School students who live more than 1 mile are eligible for school bus transportation.
  • Transportation to private schools is provided to Elementary school students who live more than 1/2 mile and Middle School/High School students who live more than 1 mile from their school up to 15 miles. Applications for private school transportation must be received by April 1st.

Preschools and Daycares in Purchase, NY

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Housing Stats for Purchase, NY

Purchase real estate is a combination of big mansions (over 5 bedrooms, 6000+ square feet homes) and medium size homes.  The housing stock is young, which is uncommon in Westchester County where most housing stock are old, with 45% of homes built after 1999.

  • 52.3 own 2 cars, 39.2% own 3 or more cars
  • 84.9% owner-occupied housing and 15.1% rentals
  • 45% of homes built after 1999

Metro-North Train Commute to NYC from Purchase, NY

Purchase, NY does not have a train station.  The Harrison train station is 17 minutes away and White Plains train station is 14 minutes away.

  • Metro-North train commute from Harrison to Grand Central is approximately 40-50 minutes
  • Metro-North train commute from White Plains to Grand Central is approximately 38-42 minutes

Check out: Best Metro-North Train Station for Purchase, NY Residents

Metro-North Train Station Parking

  • Harrison Metro-North Train station parking
    • Parking permits are available only to Town/Village of Harrison residents.  There is a waitlist of approximately 2 years for the parking permit.  
    • There are daily parking spaces available.  If you are parking on the southbound side, you will have to go to the Clerk’s office and purchase a daily pass for $3.00.  Only residents can purchase daily passes. If you are parking on the northbound side there is meter parking available at $4.75 for 16 hours or $7.50 for 24 hours.
  • White Plains Metro-North Train station parking
    • The parking lot at the White Plains train station is only open to White Plains residents so that is not an option for Purchase residents. 
    • The Lexington-Grove East West Parking Garage (the lot at Galleria at White Plains mall) is located a few blocks from the train station and has some open spots.  This lot is open to both residents and non-residents of White Plains.  Please call 914-422-1391 for more information.

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*Population 20-64 years old, female with children under 18 Years old

Source: 2016 American Community Survey and 2010 Census

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