Holden Beach 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 619 people and just one neighborhood, Holden Beach is the 467th largest community in North Carolina.
Real Estate Prices
Holden Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in North Carolina, but Holden Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Holden Beach is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.71% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Holden Beach is a town of sales and office workers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Holden Beach who work in sales jobs (28.24%), management occupations (26.91%) and teaching (6.64%).
Also of interest is that Holden Beach 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 Holden Beach telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.84% 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 Holden Beach is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
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, Holden Beach is worth considering.
Holden Beach 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.
As is often the case in a small town, Holden Beach doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.