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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Kentwood South median real estate price is $253,163, which is more expensive than 59.4% of the neighborhoods in Michigan and 37.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Kentwood South is currently $2,204, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 82.9% of the neighborhoods in Michigan.

Kentwood South is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Kentwood, Michigan.

Kentwood South 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 occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Kentwood South neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

In Kentwood South, the current vacancy rate is 1.3%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 90.9% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Kentwood South is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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.

People

Kentwood South is ranked among the top 9.9% of neighborhoods for first-time home buyers to consider in the state of Michigan according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Homes here are priced below median housing values in the state, yet maintain moderate appreciation rates compared to other communities. Buying into the Kentwood South neighborhood is not only an accessible option but an investment opportunity for many first-time home buyers.

Diversity

Did you know that the Kentwood South neighborhood has more Yugoslav and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Yugoslav ancestry and 20.6% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.

Kentwood South is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 15.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 Kentwood South neighborhood in Kentwood are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 56.1% of the neighborhoods in America. With 40.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 88.6% of U.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 Kentwood South neighborhood, 40.5% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 31.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (18.3%), and 9.7% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Kentwood South neighborhood is English, spoken by 73.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include French, Polish and Spanish.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Kentwood South neighborhood in Kentwood, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African (20.6%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (11.7%), and residents who report German roots (7.4%), and some of the residents are also of Dutch ancestry (7.1%), along with some English ancestry residents (6.1%), among others. In addition, 21.2% 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 Kentwood South neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (52.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (84.9%) 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 (6.7%) . 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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