Golf is a tiny village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 506 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 94.44% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Golf is a village of managers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Golf who work in management occupations (21.30%), business and financial occupations (14.81%) and legal occupations (12.50%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 20.66% 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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Golf is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Golf’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Golf, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.68 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.
Even though Golf is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.