West Newbury is a very small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 4,495 people and just one neighborhood, West Newbury is the 258th largest community in Massachusetts.
Real Estate Prices
West Newbury home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but West Newbury real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
West Newbury is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.74% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, West Newbury is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Newbury who work in management occupations (15.59%), business and financial occupations (10.20%) and sales jobs (10.20%).
Also of interest is that West Newbury has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.34% 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
Because of many things, West Newbury 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, West Newbury really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is West Newbury 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.
In West Newbury, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.99 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.