Mantoloking is a tiny coastal borough (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 258 people and just one neighborhood, Mantoloking is the 491st largest community in New Jersey.
Real Estate Prices
Mantoloking home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Mantoloking real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Mantoloking is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 98.33% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Mantoloking is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mantoloking who work in business and financial occupations (16.67%), sales jobs (15.83%) and healthcare (12.50%).
Also of interest is that Mantoloking has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.82% 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
Another notable thing is that Mantoloking is a major vacation destination. Much of the borough’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Mantoloking’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
In addition, Mantoloking 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, Mantoloking is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Mantoloking 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, Mantoloking has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Mantoloking’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
It is a fairly quiet borough because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Mantoloking has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Mantoloking has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Mantoloking than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Mantoloking may be for you.
Mantoloking 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
In Mantoloking, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.62 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, Mantoloking has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.