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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Sunset Heights West median real estate price is $660,778, which is more expensive than 66.7% of the neighborhoods in Utah and 76.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Sunset Heights West is currently $2,312, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 78.1% of the neighborhoods in Utah.

Sunset Heights West is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Orem, Utah.

Sunset Heights 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 townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Sunset Heights West neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

In Sunset Heights West, the current vacancy rate is 2.6%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 82.7% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Sunset Heights West is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Real Estate

Homes built from 2000 through today make up a higher proportion of the Sunset Heights West neighborhood's real estate landscape than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America. When you are driving around this neighborhood, you'll notice right away that it is one of the newest built of any, with the smell of fresh paint, and the look of young landscaping nearly everywhere you look. In fact, 77.4% of the residential real estate here is classified as newer.

In addition, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Sunset Heights 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, 26.4% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.

People

A majority of the adults in the Sunset Heights 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 Utah by NeighborhoodScout's analysis, which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 96.6% of the neighborhoods in Utah.

In addition, there is an especially high percentage of incarcerated people (0.7%) living in the Sunset Heights West neighborhood.

Diversity

Did you know that the Sunset Heights West neighborhood has more Brazilian and Swiss ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Brazilian ancestry and 3.0% have Swiss ancestry.

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 Sunset Heights West neighborhood in Orem are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 84.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 2.6% 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 73.0% 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 Sunset Heights West neighborhood, 56.8% 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 21.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (13.4%), and 8.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Sunset Heights West neighborhood is English, spoken by 76.4% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (16.0%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Sunset Heights West neighborhood in Orem, UT, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (27.7%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (10.1%), and residents who report German roots (9.7%), and some of the residents are also of Swedish ancestry (7.4%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (4.5%), among others. In addition, 10.1% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 Sunset Heights West neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (50.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (75.8%) 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 (5.1%) . 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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