Waitsfield is a very small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 1,723 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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.74% 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, Waitsfield 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.
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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Waitsfield is worth considering.
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.