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 W North Ave / N Halsted 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 W North Ave / N Halsted St neighborhood has more
Eastern European and Russian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 4.4% have Russian ancestry.
W North Ave / N Halsted St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.4% 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 97.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the most interesting things about the W North Ave / N Halsted St
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 61.1% of the
households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research
reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in
99.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The W North Ave / N Halsted St neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
98.0% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 70.0%
of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or
other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes
the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what
this neighborhood is about.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people in W North Ave / N Halsted St choose to walk to work each day
(20.1%) 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, in the W North Ave / N Halsted St neighborhood, 27.1% 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 97.2% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the W North Ave / N Halsted St 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 90.0% 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 W North Ave / N Halsted St neighborhood. A whopping 61.2% 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 97.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Everything here just feels new.
Also of note, the real estate in the W North Ave / N Halsted St 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, 74.9% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 96.6% of American neighborhoods.