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 49.4% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in South Hills are currently
$649, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 89.0%
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 government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy.
From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can
also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is
that the South Hills neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 18.5% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
98.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, the South Hills neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
96.4% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 64.9%
of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or
other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes
the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what
this neighborhood is about.
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 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 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
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 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
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 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
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 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.