Sea Ranch 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 1,347 people and just one neighborhood, Sea Ranch is the 682nd largest community in California.
Real Estate Prices
Sea Ranch home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Sea Ranch real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Sea Ranch is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 100.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sea Ranch is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sea Ranch who work in sales jobs (19.23%), teaching (15.38%) and management occupations (14.34%).
Of important note, Sea Ranch is also a town of artists. Sea Ranch has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Sea Ranch’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Sea Ranch telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 23.42% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 Sea Ranch is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Sea Ranch’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Because of many things, Sea Ranch 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, Sea Ranch really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Sea Ranch 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.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Sea Ranch is worth considering.
One of the nice things about Sea Ranch 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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Sea Ranch spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.18 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
As is often the case in a small town, Sea Ranch doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.