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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Sunnyview / South Dakota State University median real estate price is $274,883, which is more expensive than 54.0% of the neighborhoods in South Dakota and 35.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Sunnyview / South Dakota State University is currently $1,331, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 43.8% of South Dakota neighborhoods.

Sunnyview / South Dakota State University is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Brookings, South Dakota.

Sunnyview / South Dakota State University 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 renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Sunnyview / South Dakota State University neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Sunnyview / South Dakota State University has a 11.5% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 67.5% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

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.

Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the Sunnyview / South Dakota State University neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 79.4% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

People

NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Sunnyview / South Dakota State University neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 49.7% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.

In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the Sunnyview / South Dakota State University neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 1.7% of college-friendly places to live in the state of South Dakota.

Occupations

Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the Sunnyview / South Dakota State University neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 96.0% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.

Diversity

Did you know that the Sunnyview / South Dakota State University neighborhood has more Norwegian and German ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 14.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Norwegian ancestry and 39.9% have German ancestry.

Migration / Stability

Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. In the Sunnyview / South Dakota State University neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 98.8% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

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 Sunnyview / South Dakota State University neighborhood in Brookings are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 83.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 7.5% 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 57.4% of America'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 Sunnyview / South Dakota State University neighborhood, 34.9% 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 28.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (18.4%), and 14.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Sunnyview / South Dakota State University neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.0% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Sunnyview / South Dakota State University neighborhood in Brookings, SD, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (39.9%). There are also a number of people of Norwegian ancestry (14.9%), and residents who report English roots (8.8%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (8.2%), along with some Swedish ancestry residents (5.8%), among others.

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 Sunnyview / South Dakota State University neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (79.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (75.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (9.1%) and 5.9% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. 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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