Forest Falls is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 1,952 people and just one neighborhood, Forest Falls is the 633rd largest community in California.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Forest Falls 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, Forest Falls is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Forest Falls is a town of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Forest Falls who work in management occupations (14.18%), teaching (11.70%) and sales jobs (10.38%).
Also of interest is that Forest Falls has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.16% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 Forest Falls 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, Forest Falls’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Forest Falls is worth considering.
One downside of living in Forest Falls is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Forest Falls, the average commute to work is 30.59 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Forest Falls does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.