Ashfield & Conway is a very small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 3,618 people and just one neighborhood, Ashfield & Conway is the 292nd largest community in Massachusetts. Ashfield & Conway has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Ashfield & Conway isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ashfield & Conway are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ashfield & Conway is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ashfield & Conway who work in management occupations (12.93%), office and administrative support (11.97%) and teaching (10.18%).
Of important note, Ashfield & Conway is also a town of artists. Ashfield & Conway has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Ashfield & Conway’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Ashfield & Conway 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.
Ashfield & Conway’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Ashfield & Conway has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Ashfield & Conway has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Ashfield & Conway than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Ashfield & Conway may be for you.
In Ashfield & Conway, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.57 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.