Ocean Ridge 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 1,878 people and just one neighborhood, Ocean Ridge is the 372nd largest community in Florida.
Real Estate Prices
Ocean Ridge home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Ocean Ridge real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Ocean Ridge is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 98.45% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ocean Ridge is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ocean Ridge who work in management occupations (18.45%), sales jobs (15.19%) and office and administrative support (13.33%).
Of important note, Ocean Ridge is also a town of artists. Ocean Ridge has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Ocean Ridge’s character.
Also of interest is that Ocean Ridge 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 Ocean Ridge telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 16.01% 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
One of the nice things about Ocean Ridge 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.