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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Western Lee Heights / West Campus median real estate price is $291,054, which is more expensive than 67.3% of the neighborhoods in Kansas and 38.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Western Lee Heights / West Campus is currently $1,177, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 72.9% of Kansas neighborhoods.

Western Lee Heights / West Campus is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Manhattan, Kansas.

Western Lee Heights / West Campus 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 renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Western Lee Heights / West Campus neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 6.8% in Western Lee Heights / West Campus. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 55.0% 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 Manhattan, the Western Lee Heights / West Campus neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Western Lee Heights / West Campus neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the Western Lee Heights / West Campus neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 72.6% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

People

An extraordinary 28.2% of the residents of the Western Lee Heights / West Campus neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during the summer when many students are away.

In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the Western Lee Heights / West Campus neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 2.7% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Kansas.

Occupations

The Western Lee Heights / West Campus neighborhood stands out nationally for having a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than 98.0% of other U.S. neighborhoods. If you come here, you will notice military people active in their jobs, going to and from work, and in plain clothes out and about the neighborhood.

Diversity

Did you know that the Western Lee Heights / West Campus neighborhood has more Scottish and Cuban ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry and 5.9% have Cuban ancestry.

Western Lee Heights / West Campus is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Persian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

Migration / Stability

The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. In the Western Lee Heights / West Campus neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 98.5% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

The Neighbors

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 Western Lee Heights / West Campus neighborhood in Manhattan are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 77.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 1.0% 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 78.9% of America's neighborhoods.

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 Western Lee Heights / West Campus neighborhood, 43.7% 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 20.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (19.0%), and 16.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Western Lee Heights / West Campus neighborhood is English, spoken by 84.9% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (8.0%).

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 Western Lee Heights / West Campus neighborhood in Manhattan, KS, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (27.3%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (14.0%), and residents who report Asian roots (9.9%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (9.8%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (7.1%), among others. In addition, 17.3% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 Western Lee Heights / West Campus neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (72.6% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (56.3%) 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 (18.0%) and 6.6% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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