Highland Beach, FL
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Highland Beach 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 4,295 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Highland Beach is the 307th largest community in Florida.

Highland Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Highland Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Highland Beach is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.24% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Highland Beach is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Highland Beach who work in management occupations (28.35%), sales jobs (13.31%), and business and financial occupations (13.09%).

Of important note, Highland Beach is also a town of artists. Highland Beach has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Highland Beach’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 23.21% 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.

Another notable thing is that Highland Beach is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.

In addition, Highland Beach is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Overall, Highland Beach’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

Highland 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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Highland Beach. 66.28% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Highland Beach in 2018 was $110,292, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $441,168 for a family of four.

The people who call Highland Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Highland Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Highland Beach include Irish, Italian, German, Russian, and English.

The most common language spoken in Highland Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.


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