Sandia Park is a tiny town located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 240 people and just one neighborhood, Sandia Park is the 112th largest community in New Mexico.
Real Estate Prices
Sandia Park real estate is some of the most expensive in New Mexico, although Sandia Park house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Sandia Park is a blue-collar town, with 41.25% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Sandia Park is a town of construction workers and builders, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sandia Park who work in management occupations (27.50%), architecture and engineering (12.50%) and healthcare (10.00%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 22.50% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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
Sandia Park 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 town’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, Sandia Park’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Sandia Park, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 37.74 minutes every day commuting to work.
Sandia Park is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Sandia Park isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 100.00% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
Being a small town, Sandia Park does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.