Allendale is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 6,789 people and just one neighborhood, Allendale is the 278th largest community in New Jersey.
Real Estate Prices
Allendale home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Allendale real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Allendale is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 91.90% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Allendale is a borough of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Allendale who work in management occupations (17.24%), sales jobs (14.22%) and office and administrative support (11.84%).
Also of interest is that Allendale has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.59% 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
In addition, Allendale is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Allendale 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, Allendale really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Allendale 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.
In Allendale, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.05 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Even though Allendale is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.