Edgartown is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 4,308 people and just one neighborhood, Edgartown is the 260th largest community in Massachusetts.
Real Estate Prices
Edgartown home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Edgartown real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Edgartown is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Edgartown is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Edgartown who work in management occupations (16.94%), office and administrative support (12.42%) and sales jobs (11.37%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Edgartown is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Edgartown’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter 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!) Edgartown 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. Edgartown has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Edgartown than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Edgartown may be for you.
One of the nice things about Edgartown 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.
Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.52 minutes getting to work every day.