Chicago, IL (W Montrose Ave / N Kimball Ave)




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About Chicago, IL (W Montrose Ave / N Kimball Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

W Montrose Ave / N Kimball Ave median real estate price is $387,361, which is more expensive than 88.1% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 79.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in W Montrose Ave / N Kimball Ave is currently $1,111, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 61.4% of the neighborhoods in Illinois.

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

W Montrose Ave / N Kimball Ave real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) small apartment buildings and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the W Montrose Ave / N Kimball 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.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 10.4% in W Montrose Ave / N Kimball Ave. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 43.7% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

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: Diversity

Did you know that the W Montrose Ave / N Kimball Ave neighborhood has more South American and Iranian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 21.1% of this neighborhood's residents have South American ancestry and 0.9% have Iranian ancestry.

W Montrose Ave / N Kimball Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 65.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 96.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

The W Montrose Ave / N Kimball Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 31,418 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.3% 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 W Montrose Ave / N Kimball Ave neighborhood is among the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.

In addition, corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the W Montrose Ave / N Kimball Ave neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 49.9% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 98.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Furthermore, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 72.6% of the residential real estate in the W Montrose Ave / N Kimball Ave neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 98.4% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the W Montrose Ave / N Kimball Ave neighborhood. More residents of the W Montrose Ave / N Kimball Ave neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 95.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while. What is interesting to note, is that the W Montrose Ave / N Kimball Ave neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (46.0%) than are found in 96.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the W Montrose Ave / N Kimball Ave neighborhood, 20.7% 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 96.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees are often the backbone of the local economy. In the W Montrose Ave / N Kimball Ave neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 96.0% of all American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent walkability, the W Montrose Ave / N Kimball Ave 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 86.1% of the neighborhoods in IL. This often also means that the area has certain amenities and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to graduate students.


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 Montrose Ave / N Kimball Ave neighborhood in Chicago are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 62.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 27.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 69.0% of U.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 Montrose Ave / N Kimball Ave neighborhood, 43.1% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 21.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (20.2%), and 15.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 Montrose Ave / N Kimball Ave neighborhood in Chicago, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (36.4%). There are also a number of people of South American ancestry (21.1%), and residents who report Asian roots (7.4%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (4.7%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (4.5%), among others. In addition, 46.0% 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 Montrose Ave / N Kimball Ave neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 65.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include English and Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region).

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 W Montrose Ave / N Kimball Ave neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.3% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (52.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (20.7%) and 13.5% 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. 1 Condition Alert found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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W Montrose Ave / N Kimball Ave 0.101011101001110
Chicago 0.101011101001110
Illinois 3.84
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Chicago 0.101011101001110
Illinois 19.89
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Chicago 0.101011101001110
Illinois 33

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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CITY OF CHICAGO SD 299


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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)

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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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