Oak Bluffs 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 4,698 people and just one neighborhood, Oak Bluffs is the 254th largest community in Massachusetts.
Real Estate Prices
Oak Bluffs home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Oak Bluffs real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Oak Bluffs is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Oak Bluffs is a town of professionals, managers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oak Bluffs who work in business and financial occupations (11.92%), management occupations (11.47%) and sales jobs (10.74%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Oak Bluffs is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
Because of many things, Oak Bluffs is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Oak Bluffs a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Oak Bluffs has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Oak Bluffs’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One of the nice things about Oak Bluffs 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.
One of the benefits of Oak Bluffs is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.73 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.