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
$796, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 68.1%
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
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Akron,
the Maple Valley neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
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
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel
rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if
most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is
the shear diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits
your lifestyle and aspirations.
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
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves,
Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily
from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods
home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more
unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households
– and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live
in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents
or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
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
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your
day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially
with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and
means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically
located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set
up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike.
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.