Markleeville is a tiny town located in the state of California. With a population of 199 people and just one neighborhood, Markleeville is the 757th largest community in California.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Markleeville 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, Markleeville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Markleeville is a town of professionals, managers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Markleeville who work in management occupations (20.92%), law enforcement and fire fighting (17.65%) and community and social services (17.65%).
A relatively large number of people in Markleeville telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 25.49% 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 Markleeville 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.
Because of many things, Markleeville is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Markleeville really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Markleeville perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
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, Markleeville has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Markleeville a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
In Markleeville, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 38.03 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Markleeville doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.