Avalon is a very small coastal borough (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 1,297 people and just one neighborhood, Avalon is the 461st largest community in New Jersey.
Real Estate Prices
Avalon home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Avalon real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Avalon is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 94.38% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Avalon is a borough of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Avalon who work in management occupations (24.06%), sales jobs (15.99%) and teaching (13.11%).
A relatively large number of people in Avalon telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.33% 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 Avalon is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the borough 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 borough.
It is a fairly quiet borough 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!) Avalon 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. Avalon has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Avalon than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Avalon may be for you.
Avalon 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.