Most Expensive Pawleys Island Neighborhoods
Pawleys Island is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 105 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Pawleys Island is the 267th largest community in South Carolina.
Pawleys Island home prices are not only among the most expensive in South Carolina, but Pawleys Island real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Pawleys Island is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.59% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Pawleys Island is a town of managers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pawleys Island who work in sales jobs (32.43%), management occupations (18.92%) and business and financial occupations (13.51%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Pawleys Island 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.
Another notable thing is that Pawleys Island is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
In addition, Pawleys Island 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, Pawleys Island is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Pawleys Island 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, Pawleys Island has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Pawleys Island’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Pawleys Island has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Pawleys Island has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Pawleys Island than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Pawleys Island may be for you.
One of the nice things about Pawleys Island is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Pawleys Island spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.85 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
Pawleys Island is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Pawleys Island 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.
Pawleys Island 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.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Pawleys Island, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Pawleys Island is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 63.10% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Pawleys Island in 2010 was $119,435, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $477,740 for a family of four. However, Pawleys Island contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Pawleys Island home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pawleys Island residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Pawleys Island include English, Irish, Scots-Irish, German, Scottish and British.
The most common language spoken in Pawleys Island is English. Some people also speak Slavic languages.
|PAWLEYS ISLAND INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||52|
|PAWLEYS ISLAND HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||86.54%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||13.46%|
|TYPE OF PAWLEYS ISLAND HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||79.68%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||3.58%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||5.04%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||11.71%|
|SIZE OF PAWLEYS ISLAND HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||26.18%|
|AGE OF PAWLEYS ISLAND HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||10.08%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||58.86%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||22.44%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||8.62%|
|PAWLEYS ISLAND REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$1,053,000|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||UNREPORTED|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $51,000||0.00%|
|$51,001 - $102,000||6.67%|
|$102,001 - $203,000||0.00%|
|$203,001 - $305,000||0.00%|
|$305,001 - $407,000||11.11%|
|$407,001 - $508,000||0.00%|
|$508,001 - $762,000||22.22%|
|$762,001 - $1,016,000||13.33%|
|PEOPLE OF PAWLEYS ISLAND||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||0.00%|
|5 TO 17||0.00%|
|18 TO 24||0.00%|
|25 TO 34||2.38%|
|35 TO 54||4.76%|
|55 TO 64||40.48%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||52.38%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||100.00%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$100,000|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$119,435|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||9.52%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Manufacturing (18.92%)
Real estate (8.11%)
Public Service (5.41%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.00%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.00%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||0.00%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||0.00%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||English (32.14%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (94.05%)
Slavic languages (4.76%)
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