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: Real Estate
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the S Damen Ave / W 18th St neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 96.7% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 27,363 people per square mile living here. 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 S Damen Ave / W 18th St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 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 S Damen Ave / W 18th 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, 64.8% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 99.4% of America's neighborhoods.
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 S Damen Ave / W 18th St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 78.9% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 99.3% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the S Damen Ave / W 18th St neighborhood has more
Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 80.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.
S Damen Ave / W 18th St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 79.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 98.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the S Damen Ave / W 18th St neighborhood, 24.9% of people
ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared
to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this
is a higher level of train ridership than in 97.0% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the S Damen Ave / W 18th St 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 87% of the neighborhoods in
IL. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to