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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Prairie Green / Bel Air Estates median real estate price is $348,341, which is more expensive than 65.3% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 49.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Prairie Green / Bel Air Estates is currently $1,760, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 54.5% of Illinois neighborhoods.

Prairie Green / Bel Air Estates is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Belvidere, Illinois.

Prairie Green / Bel Air Estates real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Prairie Green / Bel Air Estates neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 6.8% in Prairie Green / Bel Air Estates. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 55.0% 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 Belvidere, the Prairie Green / Bel Air Estates neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Real Estate

Owner-occupied real estate dominates the Prairie Green / Bel Air Estates neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 98.3% of neighborhoods in America.

Diversity

Did you know that the Prairie Green / Bel Air Estates neighborhood has more Swedish and Armenian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Swedish ancestry and 0.9% have Armenian ancestry.

Prairie Green / Bel Air Estates is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German/Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Prairie Green / Bel Air Estates neighborhood in Belvidere are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 62.4% of the neighborhoods in America. With 15.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 61.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Prairie Green / Bel Air Estates neighborhood, 40.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 27.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (19.3%), and 12.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Prairie Green / Bel Air Estates neighborhood is English, spoken by 91.1% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (4.9%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Prairie Green / Bel Air Estates neighborhood in Belvidere, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (29.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (15.0%), and residents who report English roots (9.1%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (9.1%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (8.1%), among others.

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 Prairie Green / Bel Air Estates neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.8% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (87.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (8.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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