Monte Sereno is a very small city located in the state of California. With a population of 3,556 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.
A relatively large number of people in Monte Sereno telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.10% 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
In addition, Monte Sereno is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Monte Sereno 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, Monte Sereno really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Monte Sereno 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.
Being a small city, Monte Sereno does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.