Real Estate Prices and Overview
City Center / Elmhurst College median real estate prices are $416,290, which is more expensive than 94.5% of the neighborhoods
in Illinois and 88.5% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in City Center / Elmhurst College are currently
$1,133, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 77.2%
of the neighborhoods in Illinois.
City Center / Elmhurst College is an urban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Elmhurst, Illinois.
City Center / Elmhurst College real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments.
Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of
the residences in the City Center / Elmhurst College neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.
Real estate vacancies in City Center / Elmhurst College are 4.5%,
which is lower than one will find in 79.3% of American
neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in City Center / Elmhurst College
is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either
price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the really interesting characteristics about the
City Center / Elmhurst College neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for
college students. Due to its popularity among college students who
already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average
safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or
already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during
school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with
the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age
children can rest easy knowing that this
neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these
reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the
top 0.4% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of Illinois.
In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates , highly educated executives and active retirees.
In addition, an extraordinary 21.9% of the residents of the
City Center / Elmhurst College neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is
such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes
a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during
the summer when many students are away.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the City Center / Elmhurst College neighborhood has more
British and Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry and 22.3% have Irish ancestry.
City Center / Elmhurst College is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Hindi, which is the official language of India at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 13.9% of the
City Center / Elmhurst College neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 95.4% of America's
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 City Center / Elmhurst College neighborhood in Elmhurst 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 89.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 4.8% 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 76.4%
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 City Center / Elmhurst College neighborhood, 48.4%
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 28.7% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(15.2%), and 7.7% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents,
our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior - comes
from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting
and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or
more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives
each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same
city can have drastically different cultures.
In the City Center / Elmhurst College neighborhood in Elmhurst, IL, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish
(22.3%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (20.7%) , and residents who report Italian roots (9.1%) , and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (5.2%) , along with some English ancestry residents (3.8%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the City Center / Elmhurst College
neighborhood is English, spoken by 90.8% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.4%).
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 City Center / Elmhurst College neighborhood spend
under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.1% of working
residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (66.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (13.9%) and 10.8% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work 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.