Ross is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 2,479 people and just one neighborhood, Ross is the 606th largest community in California. Ross has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
Real Estate Prices
Ross home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Ross real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Ross is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 98.16% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ross is a town of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ross who work in management occupations (29.16%), sales jobs (15.73%) and business and financial occupations (9.64%).
Of important note, Ross is also a town of artists. Ross has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Ross’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 19.14% 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
In addition, Ross is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Ross 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, Ross really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Ross 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.
One downside of living in Ross is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Ross, the average commute to work is 31.87 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Even though Ross is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly a ferryboat for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.