Corolla is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 575 people and just one neighborhood, Corolla is the 479th largest community in North Carolina.
Real Estate Prices
Corolla home prices are not only among the most expensive in North Carolina, but Corolla real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Corolla is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.65% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Corolla is a town of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Corolla who work in sales jobs (23.13%), food service (11.67%) and maintenance occupations (11.45%).
Of important note, Corolla is also a town of artists. Corolla has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Corolla’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Corolla is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
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, Corolla is worth considering.
Corolla is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One of the benefits of Corolla is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.38 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.