Boca Grande is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 1,439 people and just one neighborhood, Boca Grande is the 397th largest community in Florida.
Real Estate Prices
Boca Grande home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Boca Grande real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Boca Grande is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.05% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Boca Grande is a town of managers, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Boca Grande who work in management occupations (40.15%), food service (13.26%) and sales jobs (12.50%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 22.36% 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
Another notable thing is that Boca Grande is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Boca Grande’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
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, Boca Grande has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Boca Grande a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Boca Grande 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.
Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 12.42 minutes getting to work every day.
Boca Grande is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.