Indian River Shores 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 4,075 people and just one neighborhood, Indian River Shores is the 295th largest community in Florida.
Real Estate Prices
Indian River Shores home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Indian River Shores real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Indian River Shores is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 99.08% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Indian River Shores is a town of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Indian River Shores who work in management occupations (19.54%), business and financial occupations (19.42%) and sales jobs (18.61%).
Also of interest is that Indian River Shores has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Indian River Shores telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 15.72% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 Indian River Shores 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, Indian River Shores 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.
Indian River Shores’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
Indian River Shores 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.
Being a small town, Indian River Shores does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.