Ben Avon is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 1,786 people and just one neighborhood, Ben Avon is the 639th largest community in Pennsylvania. Ben Avon has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.
Real Estate Prices
Ben Avon real estate is some of the most expensive in Pennsylvania, although Ben Avon house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Ben Avon is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 92.47% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ben Avon is a borough of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ben Avon who work in management occupations (17.07%), office and administrative support (13.36%) and healthcare (11.03%).
Of important note, Ben Avon is also a borough of artists. Ben Avon has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Ben Avon’s character.
Also of interest is that Ben Avon has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Ben Avon 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.
Because of many things, Ben Avon is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Ben Avon really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Ben Avon perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Ben Avon, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Ben Avon is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.