La Honda is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 991 people and just one neighborhood, La Honda is the 714th largest community in California.
Real Estate Prices
La Honda home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but La Honda real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
La Honda is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.03% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, La Honda is a town of professionals, managers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in La Honda who work in management occupations (38.97%), teaching (18.97%) and healthcare (14.83%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that La Honda has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
A relatively large number of people in La Honda telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.34% 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
One of the nice things about La Honda is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One downside of living in La Honda is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In La Honda, the average commute to work is 40.10 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
La Honda is a very car-oriented town. 96.54% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because La Honda is a small town , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. La Honda has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.