Shrewsbury 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 4,125 people and just one neighborhood, Shrewsbury is the 365th largest community in New Jersey.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Shrewsbury are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.
Occupations and Workforce
Shrewsbury is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 90.86% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Shrewsbury is a borough of managers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Shrewsbury who work in management occupations (21.75%), sales jobs (16.36%) and office and administrative support (11.94%).
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Shrewsbury is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Shrewsbury is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Shrewsbury’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Shrewsbury 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
In Shrewsbury, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.12 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Even though Shrewsbury is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.