West Tisbury - Chilmark Area 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 4,222 people and just one neighborhood, West Tisbury - Chilmark Area is the 282nd largest community in Massachusetts.
Real Estate Prices
West Tisbury - Chilmark Area home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but West Tisbury - Chilmark Area real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
West Tisbury - Chilmark Area is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.68% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, West Tisbury - Chilmark Area is a town of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Tisbury - Chilmark Area who work in management occupations (14.37%), office and administrative support (11.46%) and sales jobs (10.88%).
Of important note, West Tisbury - Chilmark Area is also a town of artists. West Tisbury - Chilmark Area has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape West Tisbury - Chilmark Area’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 15.26% 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
Another notable thing is that West Tisbury - Chilmark Area 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.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) West Tisbury - Chilmark Area has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. West Tisbury - Chilmark Area has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in West Tisbury - Chilmark Area than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, West Tisbury - Chilmark Area may be for you.
West Tisbury - Chilmark Area is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Even though West Tisbury - Chilmark Area is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly a ferryboat for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.