East Gull Lake is a very small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 1,003 people and just one neighborhood, East Gull Lake is the 345th largest community in Minnesota.
Real Estate Prices
East Gull Lake real estate is some of the most expensive in Minnesota, although East Gull Lake house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, East Gull Lake isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in East Gull Lake are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, East Gull Lake is a city of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Gull Lake who work in office and administrative support (14.94%), sales jobs (11.72%) and healthcare (11.26%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.51% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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
Another notable thing is that East Gull Lake 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, East Gull Lake’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Because of many things, East Gull Lake is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making East Gull Lake 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 city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, East Gull Lake has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, East Gull Lake’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) East Gull Lake has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. East Gull Lake has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in East Gull Lake than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, East Gull Lake may be for you.