Phippsburg & West Bath is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maine. With a population of 4,109 people and just one neighborhood, Phippsburg & West Bath is the 146th largest community in Maine.
Real Estate Prices
Phippsburg & West Bath real estate is some of the most expensive in Maine, although Phippsburg & West Bath house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Phippsburg & West Bath is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Phippsburg & West Bath is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Phippsburg & West Bath who work in office and administrative support (12.55%), sales jobs (9.72%) and management occupations (8.91%).
Of important note, Phippsburg & West Bath is also a town of artists. Phippsburg & West Bath has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Phippsburg & West Bath’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Phippsburg & West Bath is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
The overall crime rate in Phippsburg & West Bath is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Phippsburg & West Bath is worth considering.
One of the nice things about Phippsburg & West Bath is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.