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,
the W 35th St / S Federal St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
W 35th St / S Federal St neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children
living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation
where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the
W 35th St / S Federal St community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, an extraordinary 28.7% of the residents of the
W 35th St / S Federal St neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is
such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes
a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during
the summer when many students are away.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the W 35th St / S Federal St
In the W 35th St / S Federal St neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 98.8% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
What is also interesting to note, is that the W 35th St / S Federal St
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(44.6%) than are found in 96.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the W 35th St / S Federal St neighborhood has more
Sub-Saharan African and Asian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 17.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Sub-Saharan African ancestry and 33.0% have Asian ancestry.
W 35th St / S Federal St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 9.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 29.5% of the
W 35th St / S Federal St neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 97.4% of America's
Also, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 3.8% of residents in
the W 35th St / S Federal St neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
96.1% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The W 35th St / S Federal St neighborhood has a greater proportion of
government workers living in it than 95.6% of the neighborhoods
in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. This is
a unique feature of this neighborhood, and one that shapes its character.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, if you like the look and ambience of new homes and newly built neighborhoods, you will love the W 35th St / S Federal St neighborhood. A whopping 79.7% of the homes and other residential real estate here were built after 1999, which is a higher proportion of new homes then you will find in 99.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Everything here just feels new.
Furthermore, three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The W 35th St / S Federal St neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 40.6% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 96.5% of America's neighborhoods.