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 N Ashland Blvd / W Pratt Blvd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The N Ashland Blvd / W Pratt Blvd neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 31,904 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.3% of the nation's neighborhoods. Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the N Ashland Blvd / W Pratt Blvd neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the N Ashland Blvd / W Pratt Blvd neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 84.5% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 97.9% of all neighborhoods in America.
Furthermore, the N Ashland Blvd / W Pratt Blvd neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 84.3% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the N Ashland Blvd / W Pratt Blvd neighborhood has more
Jamaican and Yugoslav ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry and 1.1% have Yugoslav ancestry.
N Ashland Blvd / W Pratt Blvd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.4% 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 38.9% of the
N Ashland Blvd / W Pratt Blvd neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 98.1% of America's
Notable & Unique: People
One of the most interesting things about the N Ashland Blvd / W Pratt Blvd
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 50.4% of the
households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research
reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in
97.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, with a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the N Ashland Blvd / W Pratt Blvd neighborhood rates highly
as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college
students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college
students to live than 88% of the neighborhoods in
IL. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to
In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for young, single professionals.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans
due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we
live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result,
most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis shows that the N Ashland Blvd / W Pratt Blvd neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
27.6% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.