Fair Haven is a somewhat small coastal borough (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 6,048 people and just one neighborhood, Fair Haven is the 287th largest community in New Jersey.
Real Estate Prices
Fair Haven home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Fair Haven real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Fair Haven is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 93.31% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fair Haven is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fair Haven who work in management occupations (17.28%), sales jobs (14.59%) and office and administrative support (11.68%).
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Fair Haven 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.
Fair Haven 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, Fair Haven’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Fair Haven 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.
One downside of living in Fair Haven is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Fair Haven, the average commute to work is 31.56 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 Fair Haven, a lot of people use a ferryboat to get to work every day though Fair Haven is a relatively small borough. Those that ride a ferryboat are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.