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
$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
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
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, 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
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low
income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a
neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children,
who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities,
the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty,
which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals
both aspects of income and poverty for this 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
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 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 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 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.