Waitsfield is a very small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 1,718 people and just one neighborhood, Waitsfield is the 91st largest community in Vermont.
Real Estate Prices
Waitsfield home prices are not only among the most expensive in Vermont, but Waitsfield real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Waitsfield is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.18% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Waitsfield is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waitsfield who work in teaching (17.07%), sales jobs (14.76%) and office and administrative support (10.79%).
Of important note, Waitsfield is also a town of artists. Waitsfield has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Waitsfield’s character.
Also of interest is that Waitsfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Waitsfield telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.74% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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, Waitsfield is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Waitsfield is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Waitsfield’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Waitsfield has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Waitsfield a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Waitsfield 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.