Brookeville is a tiny town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 138 people and just one neighborhood, Brookeville is the 263rd largest community in Maryland. Much of the housing stock in Brookeville was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Real Estate Prices
Brookeville home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maryland, but Brookeville real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Brookeville is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.78% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Brookeville is a town of professionals, managers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brookeville who work in management occupations (24.66%), teaching (17.81%) and healthcare (9.59%).
Of important note, Brookeville is also a town of artists. Brookeville has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Brookeville’s character.
Also of interest is that Brookeville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 16.44% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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, Brookeville is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Brookeville 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, Brookeville’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Brookeville, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 38.24 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Even though Brookeville is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the subway for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.