Shrewsbury is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 3,842 people and just one neighborhood, Shrewsbury is the 386th largest community in Pennsylvania.
Real Estate Prices
Shrewsbury real estate is some of the most expensive in Pennsylvania, although Shrewsbury house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Shrewsbury is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Shrewsbury is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Shrewsbury who work in office and administrative support (20.23%), healthcare (8.50%) and teaching (6.25%).
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Shrewsbury 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, Shrewsbury 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, Shrewsbury really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Shrewsbury 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 Shrewsbury, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.29 minutes every day commuting to work.
Shrewsbury is a small borough, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.