Fanwood is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 7,657 people and just one neighborhood, Fanwood is the 263rd largest community in New Jersey.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Fanwood are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.
Occupations and Workforce
Fanwood is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 88.96% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fanwood is a borough of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fanwood who work in management occupations (13.20%), sales jobs (12.26%) and office and administrative support (10.40%).
Also of interest is that Fanwood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Fanwood 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, Fanwood is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Fanwood 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, Fanwood has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Fanwood’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 Fanwood, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.18 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Despite being a small borough, Fanwood 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.