Homewood is a tiny town located in the state of California. With a population of 748 people and just one neighborhood, Homewood is the 728th largest community in California.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Homewood 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
When you are in Homewood, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 37.33% of Homewood’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Homewood is a town of sales and office workers, managers and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Homewood who work in sales jobs (18.67%), office and administrative support (14.40%) and management occupations (13.87%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.93% 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
Another notable thing is that Homewood is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially 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!) Homewood 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. Homewood has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Homewood than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Homewood may be for you.
Even though Homewood is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.