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 Buffalo Grove,
the Old Checker Rd / Checker Dr neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Old Checker Rd / Checker Dr neighborhood has more
Russian and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 10.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Russian ancestry and 1.1% have Eastern European ancestry.
Old Checker Rd / Checker Dr is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.0% 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 97.2% 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, highly educated executives and active retirees.
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. 66.3% of its residents are married, which is a higher
percentage than is found in 95.3% of the neighborhoods
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, owner-occupied real estate dominates the Old Checker Rd / Checker Dr neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 95.9% of neighborhoods in America. 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, 81.1% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.