Island Heights is a very small coastal borough (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 1,693 people and just one neighborhood, Island Heights is the 447th largest community in New Jersey. Island Heights has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Island Heights 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
Unlike some boroughs, Island Heights isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Island Heights are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Island Heights is a borough of professionals, managers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Island Heights who work in management occupations (15.67%), teaching (9.55%) and sales jobs (9.30%).
Of important note, Island Heights is also a borough of artists. Island Heights has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Island Heights’s character.
Also of interest is that Island Heights has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Island Heights 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, Island Heights is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Island Heights 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, Island Heights has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Island Heights’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Island Heights 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.