Allenspark is a tiny town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 546 people and just one neighborhood, Allenspark is the 194th largest community in Colorado.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Allenspark are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Colorado.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Allenspark isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Allenspark are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Allenspark is a town of professionals, service providers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Allenspark who work in maintenance occupations (13.95%), food service (10.63%) and office and administrative support (10.30%).
Also of interest is that Allenspark has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Allenspark is also a town of artists. Allenspark has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Allenspark’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Allenspark telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 18.53% 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 Allenspark 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.
Because of many things, Allenspark 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, Allenspark really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Allenspark 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.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Allenspark has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Allenspark has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Allenspark than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Allenspark may be for you.
One downside of living in Allenspark, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.83 minutes every day commuting to work.
Being a small town, Allenspark does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.