Point Pleasant Beach 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 4,640 people and just one neighborhood, Point Pleasant Beach is the 334th largest community in New Jersey.
Real Estate Prices
Point Pleasant Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Point Pleasant Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Point Pleasant Beach is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 89.77% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Point Pleasant Beach is a borough of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Point Pleasant Beach who work in management occupations (14.49%), office and administrative support (10.92%) and food service (10.53%).
Of important note, Point Pleasant Beach is also a borough of artists. Point Pleasant Beach has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Point Pleasant Beach’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Point Pleasant Beach 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, Point Pleasant Beach’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Point Pleasant Beach 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.
Despite being a small borough, Point Pleasant Beach 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.