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 38th St / S Spaulding Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the W 38th St / S Spaulding Ave
neighborhood than in 99.9% 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.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the W 38th St / S Spaulding Ave neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
32.8% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
99.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the W 38th St / S Spaulding Ave neighborhood has more
Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 81.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.
W 38th St / S Spaulding Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 82.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 98.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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 38th St / S Spaulding Ave
What is interesting to note, is that the W 38th St / S Spaulding Ave
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(49.8%) than are found in 97.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many
people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people
don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are
also very walkable. The W 38th St / S Spaulding Ave neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the W 38th St / S Spaulding Ave neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 51.8% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 98.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 61.6% of the residential real estate in the W 38th St / S Spaulding Ave neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 95.9% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 94.5%
of the adult residents in the W 38th St / S Spaulding Ave neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 95.3% of the neighborhoods in America.