Mettawa is a tiny village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 553 people and just one neighborhood, Mettawa is the 742nd largest community in Illinois.
Real Estate Prices
Mettawa home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Mettawa real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Mettawa is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 92.02% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Mettawa is a village of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mettawa who work in management occupations (30.85%), sales jobs (13.83%) and healthcare (9.57%).
Also of interest is that Mettawa 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 Mettawa telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.50% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Mettawa 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, Mettawa is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Mettawa 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, Mettawa has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Mettawa’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Mettawa is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Mettawa, the average commute to work is 30.39 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.
Even though Mettawa is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.