San Simeon is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 478 people and just one neighborhood, San Simeon is the 743rd largest community in California.
Real Estate Prices
San Simeon home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but San Simeon real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
San Simeon is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 100.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, San Simeon is a town of service providers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in San Simeon who work in food service (41.92%), maintenance occupations (39.62%) and management occupations (9.62%).
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, San Simeon is a college town. There are a lot of students in San Simeon attending college, and as a result San Simeon provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
Another notable thing is that San Simeon is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
San Simeon 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One of the benefits of San Simeon is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.11 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.
As is often the case in a small town, San Simeon doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.