Mount Washington - Egremont Area is a very small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 1,871 people and just one neighborhood, Mount Washington - Egremont Area is the 304th largest community in Massachusetts.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Mount Washington - Egremont Area are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Mount Washington - Egremont Area isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Mount Washington - Egremont Area are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mount Washington - Egremont Area is a town of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Washington - Egremont Area who work in management occupations (14.01%), office and administrative support (10.86%) and teaching (10.10%).
Of important note, Mount Washington - Egremont Area is also a town of artists. Mount Washington - Egremont Area has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Mount Washington - Egremont Area’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Mount Washington - Egremont Area telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.80% 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
Another notable thing is that Mount Washington - Egremont Area is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially 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!) Mount Washington - Egremont Area 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. Mount Washington - Egremont Area has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Mount Washington - Egremont Area than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Mount Washington - Egremont Area may be for you.