Sharon is a very small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 2,725 people and just one neighborhood, Sharon is the 151st largest community in Connecticut. Sharon has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
Real Estate Prices
Sharon home prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, but Sharon real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Sharon is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.20% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sharon is a town of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sharon who work in maintenance occupations (12.57%), management occupations (12.57%) and sales jobs (10.19%).
Of important note, Sharon is also a town of artists. Sharon has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Sharon’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 17.28% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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, Sharon 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.
Because of many things, Sharon is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Sharon a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Sharon has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Sharon’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
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!) Sharon 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. Sharon has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Sharon than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Sharon may be for you.
Despite being a small town, Sharon has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.