Moss Beach is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 3,312 people and just one neighborhood, Moss Beach is the 579th largest community in California.
Real Estate Prices
Moss Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Moss Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Moss Beach isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Moss Beach are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Moss Beach is a town of professionals, managers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Moss Beach who work in management occupations (20.88%), maintenance occupations (8.75%) and art, media, and design (7.54%).
Of important note, Moss Beach is also a town of artists. Moss Beach has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Moss Beach’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Moss Beach telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.00% 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
Moss Beach is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
In Moss Beach, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.61 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Despite being a small town, Moss Beach has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.