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
Notable & Unique: People
One of the really interesting characteristics about the
Eastern Illinois U / Lincoln Ave neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for
college students. Due to its popularity among college students who
already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average
safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or
already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during
school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with
the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age
children can rest easy knowing that this
neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these
reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the
top 0.3% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of Illinois.
In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Eastern Illinois U / Lincoln Ave
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
80.2% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
Also, one of the unique characteristics of the Eastern Illinois U / Lincoln Ave
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 99.6% of the neighborhoods
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world,
with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer
to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long
time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods
for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents.
In the Eastern Illinois U / Lincoln Ave neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 99.6% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Eastern Illinois U / Lincoln Ave neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 41.0%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 99.3% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Also, a unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Eastern Illinois U / Lincoln Ave
neighborhood, analysis shows that 13.4% of the residents work
from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number,
but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in
97.5% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or
more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who
choose to work from home.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Eastern Illinois U / Lincoln Ave
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the Eastern Illinois U / Lincoln Ave neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 70.8% of the residents have a commute time from
home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher
proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout
found in 98.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees
are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Eastern Illinois U / Lincoln Ave
neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and
service workers than 98.2% of all American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars
or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile
not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services
one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in
the Eastern Illinois U / Lincoln Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's
Analysis reveals that 21.8% of the households here have four, five,
or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 98.0% of
the neighborhoods in the nation.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 92.7% of the real estate in the Eastern Illinois U / Lincoln Ave neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.