Found within zip codes: 29209
Popular real estate near Columbia, SC (Sims)
Sims median real estate prices are $124,762, which is more expensive than 61.6% of the neighborhoods in South Carolina and 36.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Sims are currently $585, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 67.0% of the neighborhoods in South Carolina.
Sims is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Columbia, South Carolina.
Sims real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Sims neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Sims. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 15.9%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 84.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by seasonal homes (such as vacation areas), and occasionally it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.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: Occupations
With 6.4% of employed workers living in the Sims neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military than 99.2% of American neighborhoods. This is a major shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the Sims (29.0%) than in 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Sims neighborhood has more Spanish and African ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Spanish ancestry and 4.8% have African ancestry.
Sims is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 9.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Chinese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.Notable & Unique: People
An extraordinary 13.3% of the residents of the Sims neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during the summer when many students are away.
In addition, with a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent walkability, the Sims 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 89% of the neighborhoods in SC. This often also means that the area has certain amenities and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to graduate students.Notable & Unique: Migration/Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the Sims neighborhood. In the Sims neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 96.0% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, if you like the look and ambience of new homes and newly built neighborhoods, you will love the Sims neighborhood. A whopping 49.0% of the homes and other residential real estate here were built after 1999, which is a higher proportion of new homes then you will find in 96.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Everything here just feels new.The Neighbors 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 Sims neighborhood in Columbia are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 71.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 1.7% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 83.5% of America's neighborhoods.The Neighbors: Occupations
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place. In the Sims neighborhood, 34.2% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 28.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (19.8%), and 17.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco. In the Sims neighborhood in Columbia, SC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African (4.8%). There are also a number of people of African ancestry (4.8%) , and residents who report Italian roots (3.4%) , and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (2.9%) , along with some German ancestry residents (2.7%), among others. In addition, 20.9% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.The Neighbors: Languages
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Sims neighborhood is English, spoken by 71.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.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 Sims neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (63.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (66.2%) 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 (29.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.
|MEDIAN HOUSE VALUE||$124,762|
HOUSE VALUE RANGE
|RENTAL PRICE||High cost relative to SC, low cost relative to the nation|
|NEIGHBORHOOD LOOK, FEEL, & CHARACTER||DETAILS|
|THE SETTING||Suburban (based on population density)|
|TYPE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Complexes/high rise apartments, some Single-family homes, some Small apartment buildings and a few Rowhouses & attached homes|
|SIZE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Small dwellings (1, 2, or no bedrooms), some Medium-sized dwellings (3 or 4 bedrooms) and a few Large dwellings (4 or 5 bedrooms)|
|AGE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Newer Homes (Built 2000 or later), some Established but not old (Built 1970 – 1999), some Well established older homes (Built 1940 - 1969) and some Historic homes (Built 1939 or earlier)|
|HOMEOWNERSHIP||Mixed owners & renters|
|SPECIAL CHARACTER||Mostly Hip & Trendy|
|AGE & LIFESTYLE||Mostly Young singles-upwardly mobile (young, educated, professionally employed, and single), some Mixed ages, some College students (people currently attending college), some Families with children (family households with school-aged children) and some Seniors (people 65 and over)|
|EDUCATION LEVEL||Rating: 8 (5 is average for the U.S., 10 is most educated)|
|INCOME||Lower middle income (somewhat below average income for America)|
|OCCUPATIONS||Mostly Sales & Service workers, some Executive, managerial & professional, some Manufacturing & Laborers, some Clerical, assistants & technical support and some Government employees|
|ETHNICITY / ANCESTRY||Mostly Black, some White (non-Hispanic), some Hispanic, some Italian ancestry, some East Asian, some Mexican, some Irish ancestry, some Puerto Rican and some Asian Indian|
|LANGUAGES||Mostly English speaking and some Spanish speaking|
|SCHOOLS IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD||GRADES|
|There are no schools physically located in this neighborhood.|
This neighborhood is served by one 1 district.
24,220 Students enrolled in District
READING & MATH
|ETHNIC/RACIAL GROUPS||THIS DISTRICT||THIS STATE|
|WHITE (NON-HISPANIC) (%)||18.2||53.4|
|ASIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDER (%)||0.9||1.3|
|AMERICAN INDIAN OR NATIVE OF ALASKA (%)||0.2||0.3|
|ECONOMIC GROUPS||THIS DISTRICT||THIS STATE|
|ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED (%)||66.2||54.4|
|FOR THIS DISTRICT||PER STUDENT||TOTAL||% OF TOTAL|
|NEIGHBORHOOD EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT|
|ADULTS IN NEIGHBORHOOD WITH COLLEGE DEGREE OR HIGHER (%)||33.2|
|CHILDREN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD LIVING IN POVERTY (%)||1.7|
|PERIOD||TOTAL APPRECIATION||AVG. ANNUAL RATE||COMPARED TO SC*||COMPARED TO AMERICA*|
|LAST 10 YEARS|
|LAST 5 YEARS|
|LAST 2 YEARS|
|LAST 12 MONTHS|
|* 10 is highest|
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National Median 3.9
My chances of becoming a victim
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in Columbia 1 in 144
in South Carolina 1 in 175
National Median 29.1
My chances of becoming a victim
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in Columbia 1 in 22
in South Carolina 1 in 26
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