Bay Head is a tiny coastal borough (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 1,001 people and just one neighborhood, Bay Head is the 471st largest community in New Jersey. Bay Head has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.
Real Estate Prices
Bay Head home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Bay Head real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Bay Head is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 86.80% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bay Head is a borough of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bay Head who work in management occupations (17.67%), sales jobs (14.54%) and business and financial occupations (9.62%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Bay Head 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.
In addition, Bay Head is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Bay Head is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Bay Head a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Bay Head has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Bay Head’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Bay Head 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One downside of living in Bay Head is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Bay Head, the average commute to work is 35.97 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 Bay Head, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Bay Head is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.