Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Chicago,
the N Francisco Ave / W Walton St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the N Francisco Ave / W Walton St neighborhood has more
Ukrainian and Cuban ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Ukrainian ancestry and 5.3% have Cuban ancestry.
N Francisco Ave / W Walton St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.1% 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 96.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 99.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 8.3% of residents in
the N Francisco Ave / W Walton St neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
99.0% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The N Francisco Ave / W Walton St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 29,931 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.1% of the nation's neighborhoods. 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 N Francisco Ave / W Walton St 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 N Francisco Ave / W Walton 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, 55.5% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 98.6% of America's neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans
due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we
live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result,
most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis shows that the N Francisco Ave / W Walton St neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
27.7% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.