Miramar Beach is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 6,908 people and just one neighborhood, Miramar Beach is the 250th largest community in Florida.
Real Estate Prices
Miramar Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Miramar Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Miramar Beach is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.55% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Miramar Beach is a town of sales and office workers, managers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Miramar Beach who work in management occupations (17.07%), sales jobs (17.04%) and office and administrative support (11.40%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.83% 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 Miramar 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.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Miramar Beach is worth considering.
One of the nice things about Miramar Beach is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Being a small town, Miramar Beach does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.