New Buffalo is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 1,878 people and just one neighborhood, New Buffalo is the 370th largest community in Michigan.
Real Estate Prices
New Buffalo real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although New Buffalo house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, New Buffalo isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in New Buffalo are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, New Buffalo is a city of service providers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in New Buffalo who work in sales jobs (11.87%), food service (10.39%) and management occupations (9.47%).
Of important note, New Buffalo is also a city of artists. New Buffalo has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape New Buffalo’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that New Buffalo is a major vacation destination. Much of the city’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, New Buffalo’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Residents will find that the city 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, New Buffalo is worth considering.