Cazadero is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 365 people and just one neighborhood, Cazadero is the 751st largest community in California.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Cazadero 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
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Cazadero is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cazadero is a town of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cazadero who work in sales jobs (31.01%), office and administrative support (10.85%) and maintenance occupations (7.75%).
A relatively large number of people in Cazadero telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.18% 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 Cazadero 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, Cazadero’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Overall, Cazadero’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Cazadero has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Cazadero a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Cazadero 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.
One downside of living in Cazadero, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 37.61 minutes every day commuting to work.
As is often the case in a small town, Cazadero doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.