Mountainside is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 6,837 people and just one neighborhood, Mountainside is the 276th largest community in New Jersey.
Real Estate Prices
Mountainside home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Mountainside real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Mountainside is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 87.14% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Mountainside is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mountainside who work in sales jobs (17.50%), management occupations (14.42%) and teaching (9.23%).
Of important note, Mountainside is also a borough of artists. Mountainside has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Mountainside’s character.
Also of interest is that Mountainside has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Mountainside 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, Mountainside is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Mountainside really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Mountainside perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Mountainside, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.37 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.
Even though Mountainside is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.