Highland is a very small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 1,114 people and just one neighborhood, Highland is the 222nd largest community in Maryland.
Real Estate Prices
Highland home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maryland, but Highland real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Highland is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 98.27% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Highland is a town of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Highland who work in management occupations (32.35%), sales jobs (12.28%) and healthcare (11.07%).
Also of interest is that Highland 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: 12.80% 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, Highland is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Highland is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Highland a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Highland has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Highland’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Highland, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 37.47 minutes every day commuting to work.