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Belle Mead, NJ
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Living in Belle Mead

Belle Mead is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 5,569 people and two associated neighborhoods, Belle Mead is the 298th largest community in New Jersey. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Belle Mead, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Belle Mead, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Belle Mead’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Belle Mead does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $203,942.00.

Belle Mead home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Belle Mead real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Also of interest is that Belle Mead has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Belle Mead has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 32.25% 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.

Because of many things, Belle Mead is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Belle Mead 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 town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Belle Mead has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Belle Mead’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 Belle Mead is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Belle Mead, the average commute to work is 38.90 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Even though Belle Mead is a smaller town, 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.

If knowledge is power, Belle Mead is a pretty powerful place. 74.13% of the adults in Belle Mead have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Belle Mead in 2018 was $67,106, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $268,424 for a family of four.

Belle Mead is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Belle Mead home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Belle Mead residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Belle Mead include German, Italian, Dutch, Irish, and French.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Belle Mead's cultural character, accounting for 43.94% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Belle Mead is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Polish.

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