Eagle is a somewhat small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 6,572 people and just one neighborhood, Eagle is the 65th largest community in Colorado. Eagle has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Eagle, where the median household income is $81,571.
Real Estate Prices
Eagle home prices are not only among the most expensive in Colorado, but Eagle real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Eagle is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Eagle is a town of managers, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Eagle who work in management occupations (20.62%), food service (12.68%) and business and financial occupations (10.55%).
A relatively large number of people in Eagle telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.67% 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
In addition, Eagle is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Eagle 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, Eagle really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Eagle 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.