Woodacre is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 1,372 people and just one neighborhood, Woodacre is the 680th largest community in California.
Real Estate Prices
Woodacre home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Woodacre real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Woodacre is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.23% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Woodacre is a town of professionals, managers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Woodacre who work in management occupations (16.97%), maintenance occupations (10.51%) and art, media, and design (9.70%).
Of important note, Woodacre is also a town of artists. Woodacre has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Woodacre’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.25% 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, Woodacre 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.
Woodacre is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Woodacre’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Woodacre, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 40.25 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Even though Woodacre 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.