Belvedere is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 2,129 people and just one neighborhood, Belvedere is the 625th largest community in California.
Real Estate Prices
Belvedere home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Belvedere real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Belvedere is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 96.01% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Belvedere is a city of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Belvedere who work in management occupations (28.67%), healthcare (14.27%) and business and financial occupations (11.13%).
Also of interest is that Belvedere 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 Belvedere telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 17.89% 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, Belvedere is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Belvedere is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Belvedere really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Belvedere perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Belvedere is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One downside of living in Belvedere, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.79 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
In Belvedere, a lot of people use a ferryboat to get to work every day though Belvedere is a relatively small city. Those that ride a ferryboat are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.