Oakwood West median real estate price is $554,800, which is more expensive than 96.9% of the neighborhoods in Ohio and 76.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Oakwood West is currently $2,816, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 97.8% of the neighborhoods in Ohio.
Oakwood West is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Dayton, Ohio.
Oakwood West 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 Oakwood West neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
In Oakwood West, the current vacancy rate is 0.6%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 93.0% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Oakwood West 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 Dayton, the Oakwood West neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder. If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the Oakwood West neighborhood is wealthier than 97.1% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic of this neighborhood. As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this, Oakwood West also has one of the lowest ratings of child poverty in the nation.
In addition, a majority of the adults in the Oakwood West 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 Ohio by NeighborhoodScout's analysis, which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in Ohio. In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates, college students and families with school-aged children.
Also, if knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters, law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in the Oakwood West neighborhood, where 49.5% have earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in America, where just 13.1% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree, and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Finally, astoundingly, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this single neighborhood has a higher concentration of married couples living here than 96.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Whether they have school-aged children or not, married couples are the rule in the Oakwood West neighborhood. If you are a married couple, you may find many people here with a similar lifestyle, and perhaps common interests. But if you are single, you might not find many other singles here.
Executives, managers and professionals make up 71.0% of the workforce in the Oakwood West neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 96.4% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.
Did you know that the Oakwood West neighborhood has more English ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 24.2% of this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry.
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 Oakwood West neighborhood in Dayton 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 97.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% 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 Oakwood West neighborhood, 71.0% 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 16.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (9.5%), and 8.5% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.
The most common language spoken in the Oakwood West neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.0% 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 Oakwood West neighborhood in Dayton, OH, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (32.7%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (24.2%), and residents who report Irish roots (14.4%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (4.6%), along with some French ancestry residents (4.3%), 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 Oakwood West neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (56.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (82.3%) 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.