Point Arena is a tiny coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 453 people and just one neighborhood, Point Arena is the 745th largest community in California.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Point Arena 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 cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Point Arena is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Point Arena is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Point Arena who work in food service (20.38%), maintenance occupations (17.54%) and sales jobs (8.06%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.29% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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
The city 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, Point Arena has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Point Arena a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Point Arena 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Point Arena is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.