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
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Sandia Park is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 41.25% of the Sandia Park workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 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%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 22.50% 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
Because of many things, Sandia Park is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Sandia Park 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 town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Sandia Park has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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.
Sandia Park is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.