Hazelwood is a medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. The city has a population of 25,604 inhabitants. Hazelwood is known to be an ethnically diverse city. The two most common races are White (55%) and Black or African American (35%). If you are not a fan of long commutes, you will enjoy living in Hazelwood. With average one way commute time of only 21 minutes, getting to and from work is a breeze compared to the national average of 26 minutes.
If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Hazelwood, Missouri. To help you find the best places to live in and around Hazelwood, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like weather, employment, housing and more.
Hazelwood, MO receives 78/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #85 in Missouri and #2,814 in the USA. Based on this score, Hazelwood would be considered a very livable city! Another exciting tidbit, is that Hazelwood ranks better than 90% of all US cities! Based on the rankings for each individual category, Hazelwood has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A), cost of living (B+) and housing (A). Unfortunately for Hazelwood, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: employment (F).
Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Hazelwood has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: St. Louis Mills, NASCAR Speed Park St. Louis, and Bigfoot 4 x 4 Inc.
Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Hazelwood can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.
Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Hazelwood. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Hazelwood are affordable. The median home price for Hazelwood homes is $106,100, which is 24.9% lower than the Missouri average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Hazelwood, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.3, which is 20.7% lower than the Missouri average. Real estate appreciation rates in Hazelwood are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Hazelwood homes comes in at 5.4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 7.9%.
|Average one way commute||21min||23min||26min|
|Workers who drive to work||86.1%||81.6%||76.4%|
|Workers who carpool||5.9%||9.1%||9.3%|
|Workers who take public transit||1.5%||1.5%||5.1%|
|Workers who bicycle||0.1%||0.3%||0.6%|
|Workers who walk||2.0%||1.9%||2.8%|
|Working from home||3.5%||4.6%||4.6%|
|Airports (within 30 miles of city center)||0 (1)||5||354|
|Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)||0 (3)||14||711|