Eliot is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maine. With a population of 6,335 people and just one neighborhood, Eliot is the 49th largest community in Maine.
Real Estate Prices
Eliot home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maine, but Eliot real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Eliot is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Eliot is a town of sales and office workers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Eliot who work in management occupations (14.21%), sales jobs (13.90%) and office and administrative support (13.51%).
Also of interest is that Eliot has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Eliot telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.52% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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, Eliot 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, Eliot really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Eliot 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.
Eliot 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.