Bolinas is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 1,649 people and just one neighborhood, Bolinas is the 660th largest community in California.
Real Estate Prices
Bolinas home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Bolinas real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bolinas is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bolinas is a town of professionals, service providers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bolinas who work in management occupations (17.33%), art, media, and design (8.29%) and healthcare (8.29%).
Of important note, Bolinas is also a town of artists. Bolinas has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Bolinas’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 17.84% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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
Bolinas 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.