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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Sweetwater West median real estate price is $285,750, which is more expensive than 65.9% of the neighborhoods in Ohio and 38.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Sweetwater West is currently $2,044, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 89.7% of the neighborhoods in Ohio.

Sweetwater West is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Columbus, Ohio.

Sweetwater West real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Sweetwater West 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.

In Sweetwater West, the current vacancy rate is 1.8%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 87.4% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Sweetwater West is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

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 Columbus, the Sweetwater West neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Real Estate

If you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Sweetwater West 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, 31.5% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.

In addition, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Sweetwater West stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 81.5% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.

Diversity

Did you know that the Sweetwater West neighborhood has more Czechoslovakian and Hungarian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Czechoslovakian ancestry and 2.1% have Hungarian ancestry.

Sweetwater West is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.4% 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 99.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 Sweetwater West neighborhood in Columbus are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 71.2% of the neighborhoods in America. With 32.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 83.8% 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 Sweetwater West neighborhood, 49.8% 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 19.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (19.1%), and 11.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

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 Sweetwater West neighborhood is English, spoken by 76.8% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Persian and Arabic.

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 Sweetwater West neighborhood in Columbus, OH, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (22.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (13.2%), and residents who report Polish roots (8.5%), and some of the residents are also of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (7.4%), along with some English ancestry residents (6.5%), among others. In addition, 16.0% 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 Sweetwater West neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (59.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (77.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. 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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