Westbrook is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 6,902 people and just one neighborhood, Westbrook is the 119th largest community in Connecticut.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Westbrook 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 Connecticut.
Occupations and Workforce
Westbrook is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Westbrook is a town of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Westbrook who work in sales jobs (12.29%), management occupations (10.67%) and food service (9.04%).
Also of interest is that Westbrook has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Westbrook 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, Westbrook’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Westbrook is worth considering.
Westbrook is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.