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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Saratoga Farms / Mackler Heights median real estate price is $252,091, which is more expensive than 46.5% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 33.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Saratoga Farms / Mackler Heights is currently $2,877, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 85.5% of the neighborhoods in Illinois.

Saratoga Farms / Mackler Heights is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Chicago Heights, Illinois.

Saratoga Farms / Mackler Heights 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 Saratoga Farms / Mackler Heights neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.5% in Saratoga Farms / Mackler Heights. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 45.3% 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 Chicago Heights, the Saratoga Farms / Mackler Heights neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

For many reasons, Saratoga Farms / Mackler Heights is rated by NeighborhoodScout as one of the top 0.1% of ideal neighborhoods for first-time home buyers in the state of Illinois. Homes here are priced below median housing values in the state, yet the neighborhood has a track record according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive neighborhood home appreciation rates of above average real estate appreciation over the last five years compared to other IL neighborhoods, protecting your investment in your first home, while simultaneously making it less risky for your lender. Not only does this neighborhood stand out for combining price and home value stability or increases, it also is a neighborhood with a high quality resident population according exclusive data, meaning this is likely a good place to buy, live, and enjoy. While many first time home buyers focus purely on low cost and convenient location, which can risk your investment in your first home and put you in a less than desirable neighborhood, this neighborhood is a true standout for a lot of reasons, and definitely worth a look if you are a first time home buyer.

Migration / Stability

The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. More residents of the Saratoga Farms / Mackler Heights neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 95.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.

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 Saratoga Farms / Mackler Heights neighborhood in Chicago Heights are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 61.6% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 4.3% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 66.9% of America's neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Saratoga Farms / Mackler Heights neighborhood, 41.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional 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 27.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (17.6%), and 13.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Saratoga Farms / Mackler Heights neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.0% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (6.1%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Saratoga Farms / Mackler Heights neighborhood in Chicago Heights, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (12.6%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (10.7%), and residents who report German roots (6.0%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (5.9%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (5.8%), 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 Saratoga Farms / Mackler Heights neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (27.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (72.2%) 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 (15.2%) . 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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