Essex Fells is a very small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 2,095 people and just one neighborhood, Essex Fells is the 428th largest community in New Jersey. Much of the housing stock in Essex Fells was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Real Estate Prices
Essex Fells home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Essex Fells real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Essex Fells is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 91.76% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Essex Fells is a borough of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Essex Fells who work in management occupations (22.89%), sales jobs (12.82%) and healthcare (10.99%).
Of important note, Essex Fells is also a borough of artists. Essex Fells has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Essex Fells’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.01% 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, Essex Fells 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, Essex Fells is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Essex Fells 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, Essex Fells has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Essex Fells’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Essex Fells, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.00 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.
Despite being a small borough, Essex Fells has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.