Sea Girt 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 1,814 people and just one neighborhood, Sea Girt is the 440th largest community in New Jersey.
Real Estate Prices
Sea Girt home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Sea Girt real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Sea Girt is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 86.10% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sea Girt is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sea Girt who work in sales jobs (16.04%), management occupations (13.50%) and teaching (10.43%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.44% 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 Sea Girt is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the borough experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller borough.
In addition, Sea Girt 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, Sea Girt is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Sea Girt 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, Sea Girt has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Sea Girt’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Sea Girt 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, Sea Girt has a lot of people using taxis to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on taxis are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.