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
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Eliot is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.52% 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
Because of many things, Eliot is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Eliot 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, Eliot has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Eliot’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.