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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Riverbend / Appleton Meadows median real estate price is $236,846, which is more expensive than 42.3% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 30.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Riverbend / Appleton Meadows is currently $1,489, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 66.6% of Illinois neighborhoods.

Riverbend / Appleton Meadows is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Belvidere, Illinois.

Riverbend / Appleton Meadows real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Riverbend / Appleton Meadows neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Real estate vacancies in Riverbend / Appleton Meadows are 3.9%, which is lower than one will find in 74.0% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Riverbend / Appleton Meadows 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

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Occupations

More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the Riverbend / Appleton Meadows neighborhood than in 98.4% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many laborers and manufacturers.

People

With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent walkability, the Riverbend / Appleton Meadows neighborhood rates highly as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college students to live than 85.6% of the neighborhoods in IL. This often also means that the area has certain amenities and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to graduate students.

Diversity

Did you know that the Riverbend / Appleton Meadows neighborhood has more Swedish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 9.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Swedish ancestry.

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 Riverbend / Appleton Meadows neighborhood in Belvidere are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 47.2% of the neighborhoods in America. With 32.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 83.2% 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 Riverbend / Appleton Meadows neighborhood, 48.0% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer 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 27.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (19.8%), and 3.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

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 Riverbend / Appleton Meadows neighborhood is English, spoken by 70.8% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Polish and Italian.

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 Riverbend / Appleton Meadows neighborhood in Belvidere, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (27.2%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (19.5%), and residents who report Irish roots (16.1%), and some of the residents are also of Swedish ancestry (9.0%), along with some English ancestry residents (6.2%), among others. In addition, 13.0% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 Riverbend / Appleton Meadows neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (75.9%) 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 (19.4%) . 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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