Rose Valley is a tiny borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 949 people and just one neighborhood, Rose Valley is the 807th largest community in Pennsylvania.
Real Estate Prices
Rose Valley home prices are not only among the most expensive in Pennsylvania, but Rose Valley real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Rose Valley is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 96.78% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Rose Valley is a borough of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rose Valley who work in healthcare (16.78%), management occupations (15.40%) and sales jobs (10.80%).
Of important note, Rose Valley is also a borough of artists. Rose Valley has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Rose Valley’s character.
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Rose Valley has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Also of interest is that Rose Valley has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.20% 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
In addition, Rose Valley 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.
Because of many things, Rose Valley 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, Rose Valley really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Rose Valley 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.
One downside of living in Rose Valley is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Rose Valley, the average commute to work is 30.48 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the borough, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
In Rose Valley, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Rose Valley is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.