Lake Lure is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 1,186 people and just one neighborhood, Lake Lure is the 380th largest community in North Carolina.
Real Estate Prices
Lake Lure real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Lake Lure house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Lake Lure is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.73% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lake Lure is a town of sales and office workers, managers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Lure who work in management occupations (22.96%), sales jobs (21.41%) and maintenance occupations (10.82%).
A relatively large number of people in Lake Lure telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.98% 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 Lake Lure 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, Lake Lure is worth considering.
As is often the case in a small town, Lake Lure doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.