Mountain Lakes is a very small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 4,262 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 97.34% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Mountain Lakes is a borough of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mountain Lakes who work in management occupations (20.34%), sales jobs (17.24%) and office and administrative support (9.65%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Mountain Lakes telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.44% 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.
Mountain Lakes is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Mountain Lakes’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Despite being a small borough, Mountain Lakes has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.