Tisbury 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 4,128 people and just one neighborhood, Tisbury is the 261st largest community in Massachusetts.
Real Estate Prices
Tisbury home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Tisbury real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Tisbury isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Tisbury are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Tisbury is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tisbury who work in management occupations (17.42%), office and administrative support (15.12%) and teaching (8.60%).
Of important note, Tisbury is also a town of artists. Tisbury has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Tisbury’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Tisbury 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.
One of the nice things about Tisbury 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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Tisbury spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.56 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
Despite being a small town, Tisbury has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.