Garrett Park is a tiny town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 1,036 people and just one neighborhood, Garrett Park is the 225th largest community in Maryland.
Real Estate Prices
Garrett Park home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maryland, but Garrett Park real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Garrett Park is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.39% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Garrett Park is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Garrett Park who work in management occupations (19.41%), teaching (12.45%) and the sciences (11.72%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Garrett Park has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Of important note, Garrett Park is also a town of artists. Garrett Park has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Garrett Park’s character.
Also of interest is that Garrett Park 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: 13.77% 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, Garrett Park 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.
Garrett Park 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, Garrett Park’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Garrett Park is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Garrett Park, the average commute to work is 34.02 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.
Even though Garrett Park 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.