Redway 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 1,225 people and just one neighborhood, Redway is the 690th largest community in California.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Redway 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
When you are in Redway, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 43.64% of Redway’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Redway is a town of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Redway who work in food service (18.98%), office and administrative support (14.80%) and sales jobs (9.11%).
Of important note, Redway is also a town of artists. Redway has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Redway’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 29.41% 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
Another notable thing is that Redway is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
The town 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, Redway has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Redway a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Redway 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.
One of the benefits of Redway is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 13.67 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Redway is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.