Point Reyes Station is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 863 people and just one neighborhood, Point Reyes Station is the 719th largest community in California.
Real Estate Prices
Point Reyes Station home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Point Reyes Station real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Point Reyes Station is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Point Reyes Station is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Point Reyes Station who work in food service (18.30%), art, media, and design (16.04%) and office and administrative support (15.29%).
Of important note, Point Reyes Station is also a town of artists. Point Reyes Station has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Point Reyes Station’s character.
Also of interest is that Point Reyes Station has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 18.81% 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
Point Reyes Station is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Point Reyes Station enrolled in college, Point Reyes Station has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
One of the nice things about Point Reyes Station is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Point Reyes Station, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.82 minutes every day commuting to work.
Being a small town, Point Reyes Station does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.