Seaside Park 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 1,579 people and just one neighborhood, Seaside Park is the 451st largest community in New Jersey.
Occupations and Workforce
Seaside Park is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Seaside Park is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Seaside Park who work in management occupations (15.11%), office and administrative support (13.14%) and sales jobs (11.00%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Seaside Park 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, Seaside Park is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
One of the nice things about Seaside Park 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.
One downside of living in Seaside Park, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.13 minutes every day commuting to work.