Real Estate Prices and Overview
Park Hills median real estate prices are $99,440, which is more expensive than 42.5% of the neighborhoods
in South Carolina and 23.9% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Park Hills are currently
$622, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 44.5% of South Carolina neighborhoods.
Park Hills is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Park Hills real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two 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 Park Hills neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Park Hills has a 11.7% vacancy rate, which is
well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than
61.6% 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 Spartanburg,
the Park Hills neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Park Hills neighborhood has more
Scottish and Ukrainian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry and 1.6% have Ukrainian ancestry.
Notable & Unique: People
With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the Park Hills 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
SC. 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 Park Hills neighborhood in Spartanburg are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 78.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 39.7% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 83.5%
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 Park Hills neighborhood, 33.6%
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 26.1% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations
(26.0%), and 14.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 Park Hills neighborhood in Spartanburg, SC, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Scottish
(6.3%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (6.3%) , and residents who report Irish roots (6.2%) , and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (3.4%) , along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (2.6%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Park Hills
neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.3% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.9%).
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 Park Hills neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (45.1% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (84.9%) 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 (14.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.