Woodstock is a very small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 2,996 people and just one neighborhood, Woodstock is the 50th largest community in Vermont. Much of the housing stock in Woodstock was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Real Estate Prices
Woodstock home prices are not only among the most expensive in Vermont, but Woodstock real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Woodstock isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Woodstock are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Woodstock is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Woodstock who work in office and administrative support (16.21%), management occupations (14.71%) and teaching (11.32%).
Of important note, Woodstock is also a town of artists. Woodstock has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Woodstock’s character.
Also of interest is that Woodstock has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 14.22% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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, Woodstock 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.
Woodstock 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, Woodstock’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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!) Woodstock 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. Woodstock has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Woodstock than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Woodstock may be for you.
Being a small town, Woodstock does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.