Woodway is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 1,364 people and just one neighborhood, Woodway is the 219th largest community in Washington.
Real Estate Prices
Woodway home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Woodway real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Woodway is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 94.86% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Woodway is a city of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Woodway who work in management occupations (27.03%), healthcare (13.43%) and sales jobs (13.27%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.48% 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
Because of many things, Woodway is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Woodway really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Woodway perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One of the nice things about Woodway 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.