Found within zip codes: 25314
Popular real estate near Charleston, WV (South Hills)
South Hills median real estate prices are $153,561, which is more expensive than 88.8% of the neighborhoods in West Virginia and 48.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in South Hills are currently $547, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 85.9% of the neighborhoods in West Virginia.
South Hills is an urban 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.
South Hills has a 12.1% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 63.7% 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
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 get around.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, 3.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Croatian ancestry and 6.3% 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 20.7% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 97.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, executives, managers and professionals make up 67.4% 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 97.4% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.Notable & Unique: People
Some neighborhoods have residents that are more educated than others. But in this neighborhood there is a dramatic difference. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that 30.7% of the adults here have earned a Masters degree, medical degree, Ph.D. or law degree. This is a higher rate of people with a graduate degree than is found in 95.6% of U.S. neighborhoods, where the average American neighborhood has 8.4% of its adults with a graduate degree. If you are highly educated, you may have much in common with many of your neighbors here.
In addition, the South Hills neighborhood is considered a solid choice for executive lifestyles. NeighborhoodScout's analysis ranks it as better than 93.0% 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.The Neighbors 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 71.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 3.6% 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 78.0% 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, 67.4% 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 20.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (15.1%), and 10.1% 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 German (15.1%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (15.1%) , and residents who report Italian roots (7.3%) , and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (7.3%) , along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (6.3%), among others.The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the South Hills neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.6% 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 (52.1% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (92.3%) 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.
|MEDIAN HOUSE VALUE||$153,561|
HOUSE VALUE RANGE
|RENTAL PRICE||Very high cost relative to WV, low cost relative to the nation|
|NEIGHBORHOOD LOOK, FEEL, & CHARACTER||DETAILS|
|THE SETTING||Urban (based on population density)|
|TYPE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Single-family homes, some Small apartment buildings, some Rowhouses & attached homes and a few Complexes/high rise apartments|
|SIZE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Medium-sized dwellings (3 or 4 bedrooms), some Small dwellings (1, 2, or no bedrooms) and a few Large dwellings (4 or 5 bedrooms)|
|AGE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Well established older homes (Built 1940 - 1969), some Historic homes (Built 1939 or earlier) and some Established but not old (Built 1970 – 1999)|
|HOMEOWNERSHIP||Mostly Owner occupied|
|SPECIAL CHARACTER||Mostly Hip & Trendy, Walkable, Urban Sophisticates and Quiet|
|AGE & LIFESTYLE||Mostly Mixed ages, some Young singles-upwardly mobile (young, educated, professionally employed, and single), some Families with children (family households with school-aged children), some Seniors (people 65 and over) and some College students (people currently attending college)|
|EDUCATION LEVEL||Rating: 10 (5 is average for the U.S., 10 is most educated)|
|INCOME||Upper middle income (well-above average income for America)|
|OCCUPATIONS||Mostly Executive, managerial & professional, some Government employees, some Sales & Service workers, some Clerical, assistants & technical support and some Manufacturing & Laborers|
|ETHNICITY / ANCESTRY||Mostly White (non-Hispanic), some Italian ancestry, some Irish ancestry, some Black, some Arabian, some East Asian and some Hispanic|
|LANGUAGES||Mostly English speaking and some Spanish speaking|
|SCHOOLS IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD *||GRADES|
OVERBROOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
218 OVERBROOK RD, CHARLESTON, WV 25314
* Depending on where you live in this neighborhood, your children may attend these schools or other schools outside the neighborhood. Always check with your local school department to determine which schools your children may attend based on your specific address and your child's grade-level.
This neighborhood is served by one 1 district.
28,458 Students enrolled in District
READING & MATH
|ETHNIC/RACIAL GROUPS||THIS DISTRICT||THIS STATE|
|WHITE (NON-HISPANIC) (%)||84.1||92.0|
|ASIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDER (%)||1.5||0.7|
|AMERICAN INDIAN OR NATIVE OF ALASKA (%)||0.1||0.1|
|ECONOMIC GROUPS||THIS DISTRICT||THIS STATE|
|ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED (%)||50.3||51.5|
|FOR THIS DISTRICT||PER STUDENT||TOTAL||% OF TOTAL|
|NEIGHBORHOOD EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT|
|ADULTS IN NEIGHBORHOOD WITH COLLEGE DEGREE OR HIGHER (%)||57.2|
|CHILDREN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD LIVING IN POVERTY (%)||3.6|
|PERIOD||TOTAL APPRECIATION||AVG. ANNUAL RATE||COMPARED TO WV*||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 Charleston 1 in 98
in West Virginia 1 in 317
National Median 29.1
My chances of becoming a victim
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in Charleston 1 in 16
in West Virginia 1 in 44
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