Real Estate Prices and Overview
South Hills median real estate prices are $158,680, which is more expensive than 89.8% of the neighborhoods
in West Virginia and 49.3% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in South Hills are currently
$845, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 93.8%
of the neighborhoods in West Virginia.
South Hills is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Charleston, West Virginia.
South Hills real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the South Hills neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.
Home and apartment vacancy rates are 10.1% in
South Hills. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower
than 45.9% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately
near the middle range for vacancies.
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 Charleston,
the South 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 South Hills neighborhood has more
Croatian and Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Croatian ancestry and 4.0% have Scots-Irish ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The South Hills neighborhood has a greater proportion of
government workers living in it than 98.4% of the neighborhoods
in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. This is
a unique feature of this neighborhood, and one that shapes its character.
Furthermore, executives, managers and professionals make up 64.9% of the workforce
in the South Hills neighborhood which, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such
high-level people than is found in 96.4% of the neighborhoods
in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.
Notable & Unique: People
The South Hills neighborhood is considered a solid choice
for executive lifestyles. NeighborhoodScout's analysis ranks it as
better than 92.8% of West Virginia neighborhoods
for executive living, based on the wealthy, educated professionals,
executives, and managers who choose to reside here, the spacious homes
that are prominent features of the real estate in the neighborhood,
and the high real estate appreciation rates found here relative to
other neighborhoods in the state.
In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.
The Neighbors: Income
There are two complementary 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 South Hills neighborhood in Charleston are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 71.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 3.0% 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 81.8%
of America'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 South Hills neighborhood, 64.9%
of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions, with 18.5% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants
(16.2%), and 9.6% 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 South Hills neighborhood in Charleston, WV, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English
(14.0%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (13.9%) , and residents who report Italian roots (7.3%) , and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (7.0%) , along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (4.0%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the South Hills
neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.4% of households.
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 South Hills neighborhood spend
under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (51.1% of working
residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (91.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.