Sea Isle City is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 2,083 people and just one neighborhood, Sea Isle City is the 427th largest community in New Jersey.
Real Estate Prices
Sea Isle City home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Sea Isle City real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sea Isle City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sea Isle City is a city of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sea Isle City who work in sales jobs (14.72%), management occupations (12.78%) and office and administrative support (10.97%).
Of important note, Sea Isle City is also a city of artists. Sea Isle City has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Sea Isle City’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Sea Isle City is a major vacation destination. Much of the city’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, Sea Isle City’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
It is a fairly quiet city 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!) Sea Isle City 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. Sea Isle City has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Sea Isle City than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Sea Isle City may be for you.
One of the nice things about Sea Isle City is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.