Oakland Winchell median real estate price is $334,792, which is more expensive than 80.1% of the neighborhoods in Michigan and 53.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Oakland Winchell is currently $1,801, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 71.1% of the neighborhoods in Michigan.
Oakland Winchell is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Oakland Winchell real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Oakland Winchell neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
In Oakland Winchell, the current vacancy rate is 2.2%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 86.1% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Oakland Winchell is very tight compared to the demand for property here.
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 Kalamazoo, the Oakland Winchell neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
A majority of the adults in the Oakland Winchell neighborhood are wealthy and educated executives. They own stately homes that tend to maintain high real estate appreciation rates. Their upper-level careers keep them busy, but allow them to live comfortably. If you're an executive and want to keep similar company, consider settling in this neighborhood, rated as an executive lifestyle "best choice" neighborhood for Michigan by NeighborhoodScout's analysis, which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in Michigan.
In addition, 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 37.0% 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 96.1% of U.S. neighborhoods, where the average American neighborhood has 13.1% of its adults with a graduate degree. If you are highly educated, you may have much in common with many of your neighbors here.
The Oakland Winchell neighborhood has a higher proportion of its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than 96.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In fact, 71.6% 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.
Did you know that the Oakland Winchell neighborhood has more Brazilian and Dutch ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Brazilian ancestry and 5.5% have Dutch ancestry.
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 Oakland Winchell neighborhood in Kalamazoo are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 74.5% of the neighborhoods in America. With 32.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 82.6% of U.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 Oakland Winchell neighborhood, 71.6% 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 16.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (7.5%), and 4.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Oakland Winchell neighborhood is English, spoken by 90.3% of households.
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 Oakland Winchell neighborhood in Kalamazoo, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (18.1%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (12.9%), and residents who report Irish roots (7.5%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (5.9%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (5.5%), 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 Oakland Winchell neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (49.8% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (73.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (6.8%) and 5.8% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors 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.