Belleair Beach is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 1,591 people and just one neighborhood, Belleair Beach is the 383rd largest community in Florida.
Real Estate Prices
Belleair Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Belleair Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Belleair Beach is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 96.44% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Belleair Beach is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Belleair Beach who work in sales jobs (25.59%), management occupations (19.15%) and office and administrative support (12.20%).
Also of interest is that Belleair Beach has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 16.40% 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, Belleair Beach 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.
Belleair Beach 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.