About Lenexa, KS (W 79th St / Switzer St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

W 79th St / Switzer St median real estate price is $273,538, which is more expensive than 86.9% of the neighborhoods in Kansas and 57.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in W 79th St / Switzer St is currently $1,876, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 94.1% of the neighborhoods in Kansas.

W 79th St / Switzer St is a remote neighborhood (based on population density) located in Lenexa, Kansas.

W 79th St / Switzer St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the W 79th St / Switzer St neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

In W 79th St / Switzer St, the current vacancy rate is 0.0%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 100.0% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in W 79th St / Switzer St is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Lenexa, the W 79th St / Switzer St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the W 79th St / Switzer St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 100.0%, which is higher than 99.5% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so. This neighborhood has the distinction of having one of the lowest real estate vacancy rates of any neighborhood in America. With just 0.0% of the real estate vacant, this indicates an exceptionally strong demand for real estate in the W 79th St / Switzer St neighborhood, and/or an issue with creating enough supply for the demand. This could have the effect of increasing real estate prices, increasing supply to meet demand, or both.

In addition, the real estate in the W 79th St / Switzer St neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 100.0% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 99.9% of American neighborhoods.

Furthermore, if you like the look and ambience of new homes and newly built neighborhoods, you will love the W 79th St / Switzer St neighborhood. A whopping 67.4% of the homes and other residential real estate here were built after 1999, which is a higher proportion of new homes then you will find in 97.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Everything here just feels new.

Also of note, uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 19 residents per square mile, W 79th St / Switzer St is less crowded than 95.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the W 79th St / Switzer St neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the W 79th St / Switzer St community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, one of the most interesting things about the W 79th St / Switzer St neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 65.2% of the households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

Also, some neighborhoods have residents that are more educated than others. But in this neighborhood there is a dramatic difference. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that 36.8% of the adults here have earned a Masters degree, medical degree, Ph.D. or law degree. This is a higher rate of people with a graduate degree than is found in 96.7% of U.S. neighborhoods, where the average American neighborhood has 12.4% of its adults with a graduate degree. If you are highly educated, you may have much in common with many of your neighbors here.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in the W 79th St / Switzer St neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 60.5% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 100.0% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

Our research reveals that 100.0% of commuters who live in the W 79th St / Switzer St neighborhood get to work each day by driving alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than 99.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Also, in the W 79th St / Switzer St neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 21.1% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

There are more people living in the W 79th St / Switzer St neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (45.9%) than almost any neighborhood in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts, sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people living here who work in such occupations.

Furthermore, the W 79th St / Switzer St neighborhood stands out nationally for having a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than 99.7% of other U.S. neighborhoods. If you come here, you will notice military people active in their jobs, going to and from work, and in plain clothes out and about the neighborhood.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the W 79th St / Switzer St neighborhood has more Polish and Italian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 19.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Polish ancestry and 19.7% have Italian ancestry.

W 79th St / Switzer St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 100.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. This is a higher percentage than 100.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 W 79th St / Switzer St neighborhood in Lenexa are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 100.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the W 79th St / Switzer St neighborhood, 54.1% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 26.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in the military (19.7%), and 19.7% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the W 79th St / Switzer St neighborhood is Italian, spoken by 100.0% of households. Some people also speak English (100.0%).

The Neighbors: 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 W 79th St / Switzer St neighborhood in Lenexa, KS, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Polish (19.7%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (19.7%), and residents who report Irish roots (19.7%).

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 W 79th St / Switzer St neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (50.0% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (100.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated May 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

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Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to KS* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Apache Elem School
8910 Goddard
Shawnee Mission, KS 66214
PK-06
Nieman Elem School
10917 W 67th St
Shawnee Mission, KS 66203
PK-06
Westridge Middle School
9300 Nieman Rd
Shawnee Mission, KS 66214
07-08
Hocker Grove Middle School
10400 Johnson Drive
Shawnee Mission, KS 66203
07-08
Trailridge Middle School
7500 Quivira Rd
Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
07-08
Shawnee Mission North High School
7401 Johnson Drive
Shawnee Mission, KS 66202
09-12
Shawnee Mission Northwest High School
12701 W 67th Street
Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
09-12
Shawnee Mission West High School
8800 W 85th St
Shawnee Mission, KS 66212
09-12
Rising Star Elem School
8600 Candlelight
Shawnee Mission, KS 66215
PK-06
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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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