Real Estate Prices and Overview
Old Checker Rd / Checker Dr median real estate prices are $296,843, which is more expensive than 84.9% of the neighborhoods
in Illinois and 77.6% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Old Checker Rd / Checker Dr are currently
$1,707, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 96.3%
of the neighborhoods in Illinois.
Old Checker Rd / Checker Dr is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.
Old Checker Rd / Checker Dr 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 owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the Old Checker Rd / Checker Dr neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
In Old Checker Rd / Checker Dr, the current vacancy rate is 0.6%,
which is a lower rate of vacancies than 95.9% of all neighborhoods
in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Old Checker Rd / Checker Dr
is very tight compared to the demand for property here.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Old Checker Rd / Checker Dr neighborhood has more
Greek and Russian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Greek ancestry and 8.9% have Russian ancestry.
Old Checker Rd / Checker Dr is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 6.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Russian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
If you're a regular supporter of the arts and enjoy outings to the
theatre, weekend boutique-ing, or even a finely aged wine with dinner,
than you're in good company with the people of the Old Checker Rd / Checker Dr
neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban
sophisticates" than 97.1% of neighborhoods across the
country. The people here truly stand out as a class among their own.
They are an exclusive community characterized by refined tastes,
cultural inclinations, and the means to live well. Urban sophisticates
live a big city lifestyle, whether or not they live in or near a big
city. They are educated executives or managers by week, and serial
patrons of the arts by weekend. If this lifestyle pertains to you,
than you'll certainly feel right at home in the Old Checker Rd / Checker Dr
In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for families with school-aged children and highly educated executives.
In addition, priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a
truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research,
the folks of the Old Checker Rd / Checker Dr neighborhood may actually hold
the key. 67.0% of its residents are married, which is a higher
percentage than is found in 95.4% of the neighborhoods
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, real estate in the Old Checker Rd / Checker Dr neighborhood is almost exclusively owner-occupied. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher rate of owner-occupied housing than is found in 95.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. If you are seeking to rent, this neighborhood may not have many options, but high rates of ownership often indicate stability in a neighborhood. This neighborhood has the distinction of having one of the lowest real estate vacancy rates of any neighborhood in America. With just 0.6% of the real estate vacant, this indicates an exceptionally strong demand for real estate in the Old Checker Rd / Checker Dr 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.
Furthermore, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Old Checker Rd / Checker Dr stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 80.4% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.
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 Old Checker Rd / Checker Dr neighborhood in Buffalo Grove are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 93.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 0.7% 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 88.8%
of America's neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
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 Old Checker Rd / Checker Dr neighborhood, 60.9%
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 19.1% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(13.5%), and 6.6% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
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 Old Checker Rd / Checker Dr neighborhood in Buffalo Grove, IL, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian
(13.8%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (9.5%) , and residents who report Irish roots (9.2%) , and some of the residents are also of Russian ancestry (8.9%) , along with some Italian ancestry residents (5.8%), among others. In addition, 19.6% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
The Neighbors: Languages
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are
tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are
at home with their families.
The most common language spoken in the Old Checker Rd / Checker Dr
neighborhood is English, spoken by 77.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Russian, Korean, South Asian languages and Spanish.
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 Old Checker Rd / Checker Dr neighborhood spend
between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (29.8% of working
residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S.
Here most residents (88.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (6.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.