Grosse Pointe Woods Southwest median real estate price is $300,780, which is more expensive than 73.7% of the neighborhoods in Michigan and 47.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Grosse Pointe Woods Southwest is currently $2,914, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 95.8% of the neighborhoods in Michigan.
Grosse Pointe Woods Southwest is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan.
Grosse Pointe Woods Southwest real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Grosse Pointe Woods Southwest neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.
In Grosse Pointe Woods Southwest, the current vacancy rate is 0.7%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 92.6% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Grosse Pointe Woods Southwest is very tight compared to the demand for property here.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Most neighborhoods have a mixture of ages of homes in them, from new to old, but this neighborhood stands out due to its concentration of residential real estate built in one time frame: from 1940 through 1969, generally considered older, well-established homes. This was a busy time in America for home construction. After the end of World War II, as GIs came home, bought newly built homes on the edges of cities with the help of the GI Bill, and began their families. This housing era generally coincides with the 'Baby Boom' generation (1945 - 1964), and many baby boomers grew up in homes built in this era. But what is so interesting about the Grosse Pointe Woods Southwest neighborhood, is that an incredible 90.2% of the homes here were built in this era. So when you walk its streets or drive through, this neighborhood has a look and feel that harkens to that era in American life, a very important slice of Americana.
In addition, some neighborhoods are made up of apartments. Some consist of row houses, and most - by far - consist of a mixture of housing types. But the Grosse Pointe Woods Southwest neighborhood stands out due to the total dominance of detached, single-family homes here. There are nearly no other types of residential real estate in the neighborhood. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher proportion of single-family homes in its real estate stock than 95.6% of all American neighborhoods.
Think about the people you know personally. How many of them would purchase box seats to opening night at the symphony? How many of them regularly attend gallery openings, or are the first to reserve tickets to opening night at the ballet? If they're like most of us, they don't do any of these things. But if you're among an exclusive crowd of wealthy and refined patrons of the arts, then you'll feel right at home in the Grosse Pointe Woods Southwest neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more "urban sophisticates" live than 98.9% of neighborhoods across the U.S. Here, your neighbors are defined as having urbane tastes in literature, music, live theatre and the arts. They are wealthy, educated, travel in style, and live a big city lifestyle whether or not they live in or near a big city. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for families with school-aged children.
Executives, managers and professionals make up 68.3% of the workforce in the Grosse Pointe Woods Southwest neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 95.0% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.
Did you know that the Grosse Pointe Woods Southwest neighborhood has more Lebanese and Romanian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Lebanese ancestry and 1.1% have Romanian ancestry.
Grosse Pointe Woods Southwest is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 14.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Grosse Pointe Woods Southwest neighborhood in Grosse Pointe Woods are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 88.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 5.7% 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 63.0% of America's neighborhoods.
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 Grosse Pointe Woods Southwest neighborhood, 68.3% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 12.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (11.1%), and 8.2% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Grosse Pointe Woods Southwest neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.2% of households. Some people also speak Polish (14.9%).
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 Grosse Pointe Woods Southwest neighborhood in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (26.5%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (16.6%), and residents who report Italian roots (12.2%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (11.3%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (11.2%), among others.
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 Grosse Pointe Woods Southwest neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (70.9%) 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 (5.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.