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All About Fairview, NY

The personal injury attorneys in Fairview, NY, at Banville Law, offer the following glimpse into the area.

Fairview, NY

Fairview is a hamlet located in Westchester, New York, and covers an area of 256 acres. Bennett Road, East Dorsey Lane, and U. S. Route 9 make up its borders. The town is about four miles from the Hudson River and just under a one-hour drive north of New York City. Fairview is home to Yosemite Park located on Yosemite Avenue.


It was initially inhabited by the Algonquian-speaking Lenape Nation of Native Americans. The Dutch and English would come into the area by 1609. The Westchester area was one of the most affluent and heavily populated during 1775. Westchester would break off into twenty towns following the war in 1788.

After the Civil War, many wealthy entrepreneurs migrated to the area and built their large estates. Development of the major roads in the area continued the increase in population and wealth.


This neighborhood has a 38.9% higher cost of living than the nation's average. On average, home prices run $556,576, making it 59.8% more expensive than other New York neighborhoods and 84.7% more than most U. S. towns. However, rent is lower than the national average at $1,591 per month. With such a low vacancy rate, 5%, the area may require price adjusting or new development to keep up with the population increase over time. The average income per household is $50,905 and for a family is $60,259.

The occupational breakdown of the area is as follows:

  • 31.9% executive or management
  • 31.1% sales or service
  • 18.8% administrative or tech support
  • 18.2% manufacturing or labor

The majority of the residents do not commute far for work but keep it within 15 to 30 minutes each way. The major road systems in the region, such as the Cross Westchester Expressway, the Bronx River Parkway, and the Sprain Brook Parkway allow for more accessible commuting options. Fairview residents use the following method for their daily commute to work:

  • 73.7% use privately owned vehicle
  • 8.9% carpool with coworker or family
  • 8.8% use the train


As of 2010, the population of Fairview was 3,099, up from 2,887 in 2000. The town's population includes more residents of Haitian and South American ancestries than any other American neighborhood. In 2000, the town was in the top 4% for its large African American population. It is no wonder that 3.8% of the residents speak French. Over 30.6% of the residents were born outside of the U. S., and the ancestral breakdown of the area is the following:

  • 11% South American
  • 5.1% Haitian
  • 6.6% Mexican
  • 5.9% Jamaican
  • 5.6% Italian

The racial makeup of the area is the following:

  • 11.5% white
  • 73.09% African American
  • 14.2% Hispanic or Latino
  • 0.21% Native American
  • 2.81% Asian
  • 0.31% Pacific Islander
  • 6.34% other races
  • 5.75% two or more races

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Laurence P. Banville
Date Published: April 2, 2021
Laurence P. Banville is the managing partner of Banville Law. As an experienced personal injury attorney, Mr. Banville helps clients recover compensation from those responsible for his clients' injuries. Our firm is located in New York City, serving clients from the five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island.
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