Golf is a tiny village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 500 people and just one neighborhood, Golf is the 752nd largest community in Illinois.
Real Estate Prices
Golf home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Golf real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Golf is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 98.30% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Golf is a village of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Golf who work in management occupations (19.15%), business and financial occupations (17.87%) and sales jobs (16.60%).
Of important note, Golf is also a village of artists. Golf has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Golf’s character.
Also of interest is that Golf has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.34% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Golf is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Golf is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Golf a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Golf has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Golf’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Golf, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.71 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Despite being a small village, Golf has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.