Hillsboro 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 1,981 people and just one neighborhood, Hillsboro Beach is the 365th largest community in Florida.
Real Estate Prices
Hillsboro Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Hillsboro Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Hillsboro Beach is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.70% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hillsboro Beach is a town of managers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hillsboro Beach who work in management occupations (27.80%), sales jobs (20.40%) and business and financial occupations (9.75%).
Of important note, Hillsboro Beach is also a town of artists. Hillsboro Beach has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Hillsboro Beach’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 20.73% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Hillsboro Beach 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, Hillsboro Beach’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
In addition, Hillsboro Beach 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.
Hillsboro 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Hillsboro Beach 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.