Harrington Park is a very small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 4,781 people and just one neighborhood, Harrington Park is the 335th largest community in New Jersey.
Real Estate Prices
Harrington Park home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Harrington Park real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Harrington Park is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 91.91% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Harrington Park is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Harrington Park who work in management occupations (17.10%), sales jobs (16.42%) and office and administrative support (11.20%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.80% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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, Harrington Park is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Harrington Park 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, Harrington Park’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Harrington Park, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.37 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.
In Harrington Park, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Harrington Park is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.