Beech Mountain is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 319 people and just one neighborhood, Beech Mountain is the 521st largest community in North Carolina.
Real Estate Prices
Beech Mountain real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Beech Mountain house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Beech Mountain is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.28% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Beech Mountain is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Beech Mountain who work in teaching (16.76%), sales jobs (14.45%) and management occupations (11.56%).
Also of interest is that Beech Mountain has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Beech Mountain telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 15.06% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 Beech Mountain is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’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, Beech Mountain’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, Beech Mountain is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Beech Mountain 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, Beech Mountain has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Beech Mountain’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Beech Mountain has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Beech Mountain a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Being a small town, Beech Mountain does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.