Alpine is a very small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 1,894 people and just one neighborhood, Alpine is the 438th largest community in New Jersey.
Real Estate Prices
Alpine home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Alpine real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Alpine is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 96.22% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Alpine is a borough of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Alpine who work in management occupations (29.69%), sales jobs (16.59%) and business and financial occupations (11.79%).
Of important note, Alpine is also a borough of artists. Alpine has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Alpine’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.91% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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
Alpine is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Alpine’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Alpine is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Alpine, the average commute to work is 33.70 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the borough, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
In Alpine, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Alpine is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.