Obetz 62 Average
Obetz Livability #855 ranked city in Ohio#15,830 ranked city in the USARanks better than 45% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Obetz

  • Cost Of Living

    Taking into account the cost of goods and services like housing, groceries, transportation and utilities, the overall cost of living in this area is well below average.

  • Crime

    Crime per 100,000 people is significantly lower than the national average, making it a safe place to live. These crime statistics include both violent and property crimes.

  • Housing

    High scores in the housing category are a distinguishing feature of this area, possibly driven by a favorable home affordability ratio, higher home values and appreciation rates.

  • Amenities

    The majority of amenities are not ideally located within walking distance. To access these amenities, residents may be required to rely on a vehicle or public transit.

  • Commute

    A low commute score could be due to longer-than-average work commutes and the limited availability of public transportation in this area.

  • Health & Safety

    The low score in this category could be due to challenges related to air quality and the limited accessibility of health-related facilities like hospitals, nursing homes, doctors and pharmacies.

  • Schools

    The low schools score could result from issues like below-average graduation rates, inadequate reading and math scores, and the unavailability of local elementary and high schools.

  • Ratings

    AreaVibes collected feedback from local residents in the area through surveys and polls, and the results did not show a favorable view of things like local amenities and the safety of the area.

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What's it like Living in Obetz?

Located in the state of Ohio, Obetz is a smaller city with a population of 5,205 inhabitants. According to the most recent Census, 84% of Obetz residents are White, 10% Black and 1% Asian. Not a fan of sitting in traffic during your commute to work? Obetz offers shorter work commutes, with an average one-way commute time taking only 21 minutes, far lower than the national average of 26 minutes.

Are you trying to figure out if living in Obetz is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great experience before moving to any new city in Ohio, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Several key factors deserve attention. For one, safety is paramount, ensuring that your new area is low in crime is key. Proximity to workplaces or schools minimizes commute times and fosters convenience. Access to essential amenities like parks, grocery stores, food, fitness, shops and healthcare facilities enhances daily life. Efficient public transportation options provide mobility and connectivity. The sense of community creates a welcoming and supportive environment. Lastly, the overall atmosphere, encompassing the vibe, aesthetics, and lifestyle offerings, contributes to a fulfilling living experience. Considering these elements helps identify the ideal neighborhood for your needs and preferences. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, education, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Obetz and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Obetz to Ohio and the national average.

With a livability score of 61 out of 100, Obetz is ranked #16,347 in the United States and #875 in Ohio. Based on the scores for each individual category, Obetz has been rewarded with high marks for crime (B), cost of living (A+) and housing (A+). Regrettably for Obetz, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: amenities (F) and education (F).

Ensuring a sense of security is paramount for the majority of residents in any area. Low crime rates exert a positive influence on various aspects, including home prices, rates of home appreciation and the cultivation of positive community dynamics and social cohesion. In the case of Obetz, it boasts a notably low violent crime rate of 99 crimes per 100,000 residents, which significantly outperforms the national average.

Finding affordable real estate and housing in Obetz 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. A healthy real estate market can lead to wealth appreciation for property owners, as rising property values can contribute to homeowners' equity, financial stability and the ability to build long-term wealth.

Assuming that Obetz meets all of your requirements like low crime rates, good schools and great local amenities, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Obetz. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Obetz are simply unattainable. The median home price for Obetz homes is $135,400, which is 2.7% higher than the Ohio average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Obetz, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2, which is 23.1% lower than the Ohio average.

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      Obetz transportation information

      Statistic Obetz Ohio National
      Average one way commute21min23min26min
      Workers who drive to work89.8%83.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool4.4%7.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%1.7%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.0%2.3%2.8%
      Working from home5.8%3.7%4.6%
      Source: The Obetz, OH data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).