Nahant 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 3,479 people and just one neighborhood, Nahant is the 267th largest community in Massachusetts. Much of the housing stock in Nahant was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Real Estate Prices
Nahant home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Nahant real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Nahant is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.67% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Nahant is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Nahant who work in office and administrative support (15.63%), management occupations (14.58%) and teaching (11.60%).
Also of interest is that Nahant has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Overall, Nahant’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
Nahant is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Nahant is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Nahant, the average commute to work is 32.28 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly town. Many of Nahant’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
In Nahant, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Nahant is a relatively small town. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.