Chicago, IL (W Foster Ave / N Damen Ave)




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About Chicago, IL (W Foster Ave / N Damen Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

W Foster Ave / N Damen Ave median real estate price is $512,700, which is more expensive than 91.6% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 85.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in W Foster Ave / N Damen Ave is currently $1,261, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 73.0% of the neighborhoods in Illinois.

W Foster Ave / N Damen Ave is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Chicago, Illinois.

W Foster Ave / N Damen Ave 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 small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the W Foster Ave / N Damen Ave neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Real estate vacancies in W Foster Ave / N Damen Ave are 4.8%, which is lower than one will find in 77.3% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in W Foster Ave / N Damen Ave is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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: People

The first thing that you'll notice if you moved to this neighborhood is that an astounding 5.3% of the households are same sex couples. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis, this is a higher proportion of same sex households than in 99.7% 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 W Foster Ave / N Damen Ave neighborhood should definitely be on your list of places to consider.

In addition, the rate of college educated adults in the W Foster Ave / N Damen Ave neighborhood is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 71.8% of adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to the average neighborhood in America, which has 22.6% of the adults with a bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Also, think about the people you know personally. How many of them would purchase box seats to opening night at the symphony? How many of them regularly attend gallery openings, or are the first to reserve tickets to opening night at the ballet? If they're like most of us, they don't do any of these things. But if you're among an exclusive crowd of wealthy and refined patrons of the arts, then you'll feel right at home in the W Foster Ave / N Damen Ave neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more "urban sophisticates" live than 95.1% of neighborhoods across the U.S. Here, your neighbors are defined as having urbane tastes in literature, music, live theatre and the arts. They are wealthy, educated, travel in style, and live a big city lifestyle whether or not they live in or near a big city. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for young, single professionals.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the W Foster Ave / N Damen Ave neighborhood has more Croatian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Croatian ancestry.

W Foster Ave / N Damen Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Tagalog, which is the first language of the Philippine region, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the W Foster Ave / N Damen Ave neighborhood, 38.5% 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 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

Executives, managers and professionals make up 66.8% of the workforce in the W Foster Ave / N Damen Ave neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 96.9% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

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 Foster Ave / N Damen Ave neighborhood is among the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.

In addition, the real estate in the W Foster Ave / N Damen Ave neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 68.0% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 95.4% of American neighborhoods.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the W Foster Ave / N Damen Ave neighborhood in Chicago are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 69.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 6.7% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 73.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the W Foster Ave / N Damen Ave neighborhood, 66.8% 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 18.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (9.8%), and 4.4% 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 W Foster Ave / N Damen Ave neighborhood in Chicago, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (20.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (18.1%), and residents who report Asian roots (13.1%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (5.6%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (4.9%), among others. In addition, 17.1% 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 W Foster Ave / N Damen Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 83.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region).

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in W Foster Ave / N Damen Ave neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (33.7% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (40.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (38.5%) and 7.5% of residents also ride the bus 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

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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W Foster Ave / N Damen Ave 0.101011101001110
Chicago 0.101011101001110
Illinois 3.84
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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W Foster Ave / N Damen Ave 0.101011101001110
Chicago 0.101011101001110
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Chicago 0.101011101001110
Illinois 33

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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CITY OF CHICAGO SD 299


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Better than of IL school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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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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