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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Oakbrook Village median real estate price is $549,035, which is more expensive than 87.0% of the neighborhoods in South Carolina and 71.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Oakbrook Village is currently $2,121, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 76.1% of the neighborhoods in South Carolina.

Oakbrook Village is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Columbia, South Carolina.

Oakbrook Village real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four 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 Oakbrook Village 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 9.1% in Oakbrook Village. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 42.6% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

People

If you are planning to retire in South Carolina, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Oakbrook Village may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in South Carolina, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 97.4% of neighborhoods in SC. If a South Carolina retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives.

Occupations

With 2.6% of employed workers living in the Oakbrook Village neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military than 97.2% of American neighborhoods. This is a major shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.

Diversity

Significantly, 0.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.8% 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 Oakbrook Village neighborhood in Columbia are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 46.6% of the neighborhoods in America. With 25.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 75.7% 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 Oakbrook Village neighborhood, 52.4% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 21.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (13.9%), and 12.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Oakbrook Village neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.7% 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 Oakbrook Village neighborhood in Columbia, SC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (10.1%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (7.7%), and residents who report English roots (6.3%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (5.5%), along with some Sub-Saharan African ancestry residents (3.8%), 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 Oakbrook Village neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (46.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (78.2%) 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 (6.6%) . 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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