Lyme is a very small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 2,389 people and just one neighborhood, Lyme is the 154th largest community in Connecticut.
Real Estate Prices
Lyme home prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, but Lyme real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Lyme is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.39% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lyme is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lyme who work in management occupations (19.80%), sales jobs (15.29%) and art, media, and design (8.33%).
Of important note, Lyme is also a town of artists. Lyme has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Lyme’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.82% 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, Lyme 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.
Lyme 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, Lyme’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Lyme has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Lyme a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.