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 Cary,
the Silver Lake neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Silver Lake
is among the best neighborhoods for families in Illinois. In fact, this neighborhood is
more family-friendly than 99.2% of neighborhoods
in the entire state of Illinois. Its combination of top public
schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives
this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other
families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong
sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents
influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will
find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the
Silver Lake neighborhood.
In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates and highly educated executives.
In addition, if you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're
in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In
fact, a mere 3.8% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the
Silver Lake neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly
well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time.
The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and
Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this
neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory
schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe.
Also, priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a
truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research,
the folks of the Silver Lake neighborhood may actually hold
the key. 65.8% of its residents are married, which is a higher
percentage than is found in 95.3% of the neighborhoods
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Silver Lake neighborhood has more
Slovak ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Slovak ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Silver Lake neighborhood, many people's commute means
walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
found that 11.2% of residents worked from home. This may not
seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher
percentage of people working from home than 95.3% of the
neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in
the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston,
and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses
like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, owner-occupied real estate dominates the Silver Lake neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 97.3% of neighborhoods in America.
Furthermore, some neighborhoods are made up of apartments. Some consist of row houses, and most - by far - consist of a mixture of housing types. But the Silver Lake neighborhood stands out due to the total dominance of detached, single-family homes here. There are nearly no other types of residential real estate in the neighborhood. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher proportion of single-family homes in its real estate stock than 97.1% of all American neighborhoods.