Real Estate Prices and Overview
N Western Ave / W Division St median real estate prices are $400,195, which is more expensive than 93.9% of the neighborhoods
in Illinois and 87.3% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in N Western Ave / W Division St are currently
$1,072, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 72.6%
of the neighborhoods in Illinois.
N Western Ave / W Division St is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Chicago, Illinois.
N Western Ave / W Division St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) small apartment buildings and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments.
Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of
the residences in the N Western Ave / W Division St neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Home and apartment vacancy rates are 10.5% in
N Western Ave / W Division St. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower
than 44.0% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately
near the middle range for vacancies.
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 Chicago,
the N Western Ave / W Division St 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 N Western Ave / W Division St neighborhood has more
Ukrainian and Polish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 26.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Ukrainian ancestry and 16.1% have Polish ancestry.
N Western Ave / W Division St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 10.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the N Western Ave / W Division St neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 95.5% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 21,822 people per square mile living here. Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many
people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people
don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are
also very walkable. The N Western Ave / W Division St neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The N Western Ave / W Division St neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 49.7% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 97.9% of America's neighborhoods.
Furthermore, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 77.8% of the residential real estate in the N Western Ave / W Division St neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 99.0% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 6.4% of residents in
the N Western Ave / W Division St neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
98.5% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(17.6% ride the bus) than 95.9% of all American
neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and
hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to
Finally, in the N Western Ave / W Division St neighborhood, 15.7% of people
ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared
to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this
is a higher level of train ridership than in 95.8% of the
neighborhoods in America.
The Neighbors: Income
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a
neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood
may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand
the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the
federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with
a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than
another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the
conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the N Western Ave / W Division St neighborhood in Chicago are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 73.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 5.0% 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 75.7%
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 shear diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits
your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the N Western Ave / W Division St neighborhood, 56.7%
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 24.2% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(10.5%), and 8.7% 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 N Western Ave / W Division St neighborhood in Chicago, IL, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Ukrainian
(26.1%). There are also a number of people of Polish ancestry (16.1%) , and residents who report Irish roots (10.4%) , and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (7.3%) , along with some Asian ancestry residents (3.5%), among others. In addition, 34.9% 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 N Western Ave / W Division St
neighborhood is English, spoken by 51.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Polish, Spanish and Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region).
Getting to Work
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your
day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially
with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and
means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically
located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set
up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike.
The greatest number of commuters in N Western Ave / W Division St neighborhood spend
between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (33.8% of working
residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S.
Here most residents (44.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (17.6%) and 15.7% of residents also take the train for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.