Carlisle is a very small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 5,071 people and just one neighborhood, Carlisle is the 251st largest community in Massachusetts.
Real Estate Prices
Carlisle home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Carlisle real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Carlisle is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.87% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Carlisle is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Carlisle who work in management occupations (20.13%), teaching (9.91%) and computer science and math (8.52%).
Also of interest is that Carlisle has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Carlisle is also a town of artists. Carlisle has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Carlisle’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Carlisle telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.66% 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
In addition, Carlisle 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.
Carlisle is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Carlisle’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Carlisle, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.38 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.