Hills and Dales is a tiny village located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 221 people and just one neighborhood, Hills and Dales is the 743rd largest community in Ohio.
Real Estate Prices
Hills and Dales real estate is some of the most expensive in Ohio, although Hills and Dales house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Hills and Dales is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 94.78% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hills and Dales is a village of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hills and Dales who work in management occupations (33.91%), healthcare (15.65%) and sales jobs (12.17%).
Of important note, Hills and Dales is also a village of artists. Hills and Dales has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Hills and Dales’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.57% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Hills and Dales is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Hills and Dales is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Hills and Dales’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Hills and Dales is very much a car-oriented village. This is because the population of Hills and Dales isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 97.12% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
Hills and Dales is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.