Grapeview is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 955 people and just one neighborhood, Grapeview is the 236th largest community in Washington.
Occupations and Workforce
Grapeview is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Grapeview is a town of sales and office workers, managers and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Grapeview who work in office and administrative support (19.76%), sales jobs (14.59%) and business and financial occupations (11.85%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Grapeview is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Grapeview’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
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, Grapeview is worth considering.
One of the nice things about Grapeview 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.
One downside of living in Grapeview, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 41.96 minutes every day commuting to work.