Mountain Lakes is a very small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 4,269 people and just one neighborhood, Mountain Lakes is the 353rd largest community in New Jersey.
Real Estate Prices
Mountain Lakes home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Mountain Lakes real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Mountain Lakes is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 97.66% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Mountain Lakes is a borough of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mountain Lakes who work in management occupations (26.18%), sales jobs (19.98%) and office and administrative support (8.30%).
Also of interest is that Mountain Lakes has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Mountain Lakes is also a borough of artists. Mountain Lakes has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Mountain Lakes’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Mountain Lakes telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.15% 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, Mountain Lakes 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, Mountain Lakes is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Mountain Lakes 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 borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Mountain Lakes has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Mountain Lakes’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Mountain Lakes, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Mountain Lakes is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.