When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the W Diversey Ave / N Central Ave neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 96.8% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 27,543 people per square mile living here. 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 Diversey Ave / N Central Ave neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
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 W Diversey Ave / N Central Ave 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, 63.2% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 99.2% of America's neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the W Diversey Ave / N Central Ave neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and Ukrainian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 12.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 1.5% have Ukrainian ancestry.
W Diversey Ave / N Central Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the W Diversey Ave / N Central Ave neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
20.6% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
95.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
The W Diversey Ave / N Central Ave neighborhood stands out within Illinois
for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students,
is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this
makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider.
Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may
be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared
towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone,
ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and
school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an
above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the
neighborhood is rated among the top 9%
of college-friendly places to live in IL.