New Marlborough is a very small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 1,492 people and just one neighborhood, New Marlborough is the 300th largest community in Massachusetts.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in New Marlborough 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, New Marlborough isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in New Marlborough are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, New Marlborough is a town of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in New Marlborough who work in management occupations (12.52%), healthcare (10.98%) and office and administrative support (8.94%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that New Marlborough 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, New Marlborough’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
In addition, New Marlborough is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, New Marlborough is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, New Marlborough really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is New Marlborough perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, New Marlborough is worth considering.
One downside of living in New Marlborough is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In New Marlborough, the average commute to work is 30.40 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.