Sherborn is a very small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 4,279 people and just one neighborhood, Sherborn is the 259th largest community in Massachusetts.
Real Estate Prices
Sherborn home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Sherborn real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Sherborn is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 95.20% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sherborn is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sherborn who work in management occupations (18.49%), sales jobs (16.16%) and healthcare (13.44%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.66% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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
In addition, Sherborn is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Sherborn is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Sherborn’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Sherborn is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Sherborn, the average commute to work is 33.18 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 Sherborn, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Sherborn is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.