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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Merriman Valley median real estate price is $283,984, which is more expensive than 67.3% of the neighborhoods in Ohio and 38.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Merriman Valley is currently $1,337, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 51.7% of Ohio neighborhoods.

Merriman Valley is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Akron, Ohio.

Merriman Valley real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Merriman Valley neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 6.2% in Merriman Valley. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 58.5% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

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.

Real Estate

If you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Merriman Valley neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 27.4% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.

People

If you're planning where to retire, the Merriman Valley neighborhood in Akron is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in OH, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 85.0% of the neighborhoods in Ohio. If you are considering retiring to Ohio, this is a good neighborhood to look at.

Diversity

Did you know that the Merriman Valley neighborhood has more Hungarian and Slovak ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Hungarian ancestry and 1.4% have Slovak ancestry.

Merriman Valley is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Russian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.5% 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 Merriman Valley neighborhood in Akron are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 40.9% of the neighborhoods in America. With 16.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 63.4% 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 Merriman Valley neighborhood, 33.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 27.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (22.8%), and 16.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Merriman Valley neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.0% of households.

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 Merriman Valley neighborhood in Akron, OH, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (19.9%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (11.8%), and residents who report Irish roots (10.1%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (8.5%), along with some Hungarian ancestry residents (6.7%), among others.

Getting to Work

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 Merriman Valley neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (53.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (77.4%) 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 (9.0%) . 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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