Flat Rock is a very small village located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 3,264 people and just one neighborhood, Flat Rock is the 243rd largest community in North Carolina.
Real Estate Prices
Flat Rock home prices are not only among the most expensive in North Carolina, but Flat Rock real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Flat Rock is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 87.26% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Flat Rock is a village of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Flat Rock who work in teaching (14.10%), sales jobs (12.83%) and office and administrative support (12.74%).
Of important note, Flat Rock is also a village of artists. Flat Rock has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Flat Rock’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.00% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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
Because of many things, Flat Rock is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Flat Rock really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Flat Rock perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
It is a fairly quiet village 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!) Flat Rock 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. Flat Rock has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Flat Rock than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Flat Rock may be for you.