Monte Sereno is a very small city located in the state of California. With a population of 3,542 people and just one neighborhood, Monte Sereno is the 566th largest community in California.
Real Estate Prices
Monte Sereno home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Monte Sereno real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Monte Sereno is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 94.13% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Monte Sereno is a city of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Monte Sereno who work in management occupations (26.54%), sales jobs (18.92%) and business and financial occupations (10.96%).
Of important note, Monte Sereno is also a city of artists. Monte Sereno has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Monte Sereno’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.10% 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
In addition, Monte Sereno is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Monte Sereno is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Monte Sereno’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Being a small city, Monte Sereno does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.