Pleasant Ridge is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 2,564 people and just one neighborhood, Pleasant Ridge is the 309th largest community in Michigan. Pleasant Ridge has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Real Estate Prices
Pleasant Ridge home prices are not only among the most expensive in Michigan, but Pleasant Ridge real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Pleasant Ridge is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.29% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Pleasant Ridge is a city of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pleasant Ridge who work in management occupations (18.80%), teaching (12.14%) and sales jobs (11.74%).
Of important note, Pleasant Ridge is also a city of artists. Pleasant Ridge has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Pleasant Ridge’s character.
Also of interest is that Pleasant Ridge has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Pleasant Ridge 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.
Pleasant Ridge is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Pleasant Ridge’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Pleasant Ridge is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.