Real Estate Prices and Overview
Maple Valley median real estate prices are $78,868, which is less expensive than 76.0% of Ohio neighborhoods
and 86.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Maple Valley are currently
$644, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 66.2%
of the neighborhoods in Ohio.
Maple Valley is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Akron, Ohio.
Maple Valley real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the Maple Valley neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.
Maple Valley has a 15.1% vacancy rate, which is
well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than
73.8% of American neighborhoods). This could either
signal that there is weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood,
or that much of the housing stock is seasonally occupied,
which can occur in some markets dominated by colleges or vacation homes.
Either way, if you live here year round, you will find many of the homes
or apartments are empty for all or a portion of the year.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: People
With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the Maple Valley neighborhood rates highly
as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college
students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college
students to live than 87% of the neighborhoods in
OH. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to
The Neighbors: Income
There are two complimentary measures for understanding the income of a
neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood
may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand
the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the
federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with
a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than
another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the
conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Maple Valley neighborhood in Akron are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 72.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 27.4% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 70.1%
of U.S. neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has
a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about
the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the Maple Valley neighborhood, 34.6%
of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 23.7% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(22.8%), and 18.9% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents,
our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior - comes
from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting
and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or
more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives
each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same
city can have drastically different cultures.
In the Maple Valley neighborhood in Akron, OH, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish
(2.5%). There are also a number of people of African ancestry (1.9%) , and residents who report Sub-Saharan African roots (1.9%) , and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (1.6%) .
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Maple Valley
neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.5% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.2%).
Getting to Work
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your
place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in
just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a
long and arduous commute.
The greatest number of commuters in Maple Valley neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.6% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (77.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (15.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.