Chicago, IL (East-West U / S Columbus Dr)




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About Chicago, IL (East-West U / S Columbus Dr)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

East-West U / S Columbus Dr median real estate price is $465,379, which is more expensive than 92.8% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 85.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in East-West U / S Columbus Dr is currently $1,794, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 94.8% of the neighborhoods in Illinois.

East-West U / S Columbus Dr is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Chicago, Illinois.

East-West U / S Columbus Dr real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the East-West U / S Columbus Dr neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

East-West U / S Columbus Dr has a 12.2% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 64.3% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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 get around.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

One of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the East-West U / S Columbus Dr neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 98.1% 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 99.8% of all neighborhoods in America.

In addition, the East-West U / S Columbus Dr 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 91.9% 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.

Furthermore, if you like the look and ambience of new homes and newly built neighborhoods, you will love the East-West U / S Columbus Dr neighborhood. A whopping 47.3% of the homes and other residential real estate here were built after 1999, which is a higher proportion of new homes then you will find in 95.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Everything here just feels new.

Notable & Unique: People

Do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that a full 85.0% of the adults living in the East-West U / S Columbus Dr neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the East-West U / S Columbus Dr neighborhood has more Eastern European and Austrian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 1.6% have Austrian ancestry.

East-West U / S Columbus Dr is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.2% 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 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

Executives, managers and professionals make up 74.2% of the workforce in the East-West U / S Columbus Dr neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people in East-West U / S Columbus Dr choose to walk to work each day (30.3%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 15.1% of the East-West U / S Columbus Dr neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 95.5% of America's neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the East-West U / S Columbus Dr neighborhood buck this trend. 31.5% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the East-West U / S Columbus Dr neighborhood in Chicago are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 85.3% of the neighborhoods in America. With 54.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 93.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the East-West U / S Columbus Dr neighborhood, 74.2% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 19.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (4.2%), and 2.6% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the East-West U / S Columbus Dr neighborhood in Chicago, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (18.0%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (15.4%), and residents who report Irish roots (10.1%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (7.1%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (6.7%), among others. In addition, 20.4% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the East-West U / S Columbus Dr neighborhood is English, spoken by 76.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Polish.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in East-West U / S Columbus Dr neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (36.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (30.3%) and 15.1% of residents also take the train for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

44 Vital Statistics. 7 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

136 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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East-West U / S Columbus Dr 0.101011101001110
Chicago 0.101011101001110
Illinois 3.84
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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East-West U / S Columbus Dr 0.101011101001110
Chicago 0.101011101001110
Illinois 19.89
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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East-West U / S Columbus Dr 0.101011101001110
Chicago 0.101011101001110
Illinois 33

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 7 Condition Alerts found.

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CITY OF CHICAGO SD 299


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District Quality Compared to Illinois

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Better than of IL school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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