Fort Hill / Oakwood median real estate price is $263,883, which is more expensive than 83.2% of the neighborhoods in West Virginia and 40.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Fort Hill / Oakwood is currently $824, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 95.1% of West Virginia neighborhoods.
Fort Hill / Oakwood is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Charleston, West Virginia.
Fort Hill / Oakwood 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 occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Fort Hill / Oakwood neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Fort Hill / Oakwood has a 10.3% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 61.3% 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.
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.
A majority of the adults in the Fort Hill / Oakwood 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 West Virginia by NeighborhoodScout's analysis, which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 95.6% of the neighborhoods in West Virginia.
Did you know that the Fort Hill / Oakwood neighborhood has more Slovak and Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Slovak ancestry and 0.9% have Belgian 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 Fort Hill / Oakwood neighborhood in Charleston are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 57.4% of the neighborhoods in America. With 18.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 65.4% 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 Fort Hill / Oakwood neighborhood, 57.2% 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 16.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (16.2%), and 9.7% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Fort Hill / Oakwood neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.3% 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 Fort Hill / Oakwood neighborhood in Charleston, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (19.2%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (15.0%), and residents who report Irish roots (12.0%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (4.3%), along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (3.9%), 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 Fort Hill / Oakwood neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (43.5% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (74.9%) 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 (11.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.