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
The first thing that you'll notice if you moved to this neighborhood is
that an astounding 4.3% of the households are same sex couples.
According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis, this is a higher proportion of
same sex households than in 99.4% of the neighborhoods in
America. This is one indicator that this neighborhood is likely a gay-friendly
neighborhood. So if you are looking for such a neighborhood, the
N Clark St / W Lawrence Ave neighborhood should definitely be on your list of places to
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The N Clark St / W Lawrence Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 35,638 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.7% 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 Clark St / W Lawrence Ave 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 Clark St / W Lawrence Ave neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 81.9% 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 97.5% of all neighborhoods in America.
Furthermore, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The N Clark St / W Lawrence Ave neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 59.4% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 95.1% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
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 30.7% of the
N Clark St / W Lawrence Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 97.5% of America's
Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(19.6% ride the bus) than 96.8% of all American
neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and
hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to
Finally, would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted
to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while
reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer.
But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or
alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
revealed that the N Clark St / W Lawrence Ave neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 4.2% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 96.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the N Clark St / W Lawrence Ave neighborhood buck
26.3% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Significantly, 2.2% 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 96.1% of the neighborhoods in America.