Rolling Hills Estates is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 8,258 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Rolling Hills Estates is the 440th largest community in California.
Rolling Hills Estates home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Rolling Hills Estates real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Rolling Hills Estates is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 95.65% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Rolling Hills Estates is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rolling Hills Estates who work in management occupations (23.27%), sales jobs (12.32%), and business and financial occupations (10.17%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.93% 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.
In addition, Rolling Hills Estates is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Rolling Hills Estates 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, Rolling Hills Estates really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Rolling Hills Estates 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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Rolling Hills Estates. 68.34% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Rolling Hills Estates in 2010 was $66,681, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $266,724 for a family of four.
Rolling Hills Estates is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Rolling Hills Estates home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rolling Hills Estates residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Rolling Hills Estates include German, Irish, Italian, and Polish.
Rolling Hills Estates also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 27.07%.
The most common language spoken in Rolling Hills Estates is English. Other important languages spoken here include Korean and Japanese.