Carnelian Bay is a tiny town located in the state of California. With a population of 553 people and just one neighborhood, Carnelian Bay is the 738th largest community in California.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Carnelian Bay are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Occupations and Workforce
Carnelian Bay is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 96.60% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Carnelian Bay is a town of managers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Carnelian Bay who work in office and administrative support (14.89%), personal care services (14.47%) and management occupations (14.04%).
Of important note, Carnelian Bay is also a town of artists. Carnelian Bay has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Carnelian Bay’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Carnelian Bay telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.66% 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
Another notable thing is that Carnelian Bay is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Carnelian Bay’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Carnelian Bay has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Carnelian Bay has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Carnelian Bay than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Carnelian Bay may be for you.
One of the benefits of Carnelian Bay is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.21 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Carnelian Bay is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Carnelian Bay isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 97.56% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
Being a small town, Carnelian Bay does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.