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 Roscoe St / N Lake Shore Dr neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
W Roscoe St / N Lake Shore Dr neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children
living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation
where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the
W Roscoe St / N Lake Shore Dr community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, the types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character
and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America,
has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 64.6%. This
is a higher percent living alone than we found in 99.6% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals
to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.
Also, the rate of college educated adults in the W Roscoe St / N Lake Shore Dr neighborhood
is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 78.6% 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
98.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Finally, a unique characteristic about the people in the W Roscoe St / N Lake Shore Dr
neighborhood is that a majority of them are young, single professionals.
In fact, there are more young, single professionals in this one community
than 95.8% of neighborhoods in the U.S. Here you'll
find an active nightlife nearby with lots of opportunities to flirt
and find romance.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(43.8% ride the bus) than 99.8% of all American
neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and
hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to
Also, in the W Roscoe St / N Lake Shore Dr neighborhood, many people's commute means
walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
found that 11.9% of residents worked from home. This may not
seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher
percentage of people working from home than 96.1% of the
neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in
the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston,
and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses
like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.
Finally, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 15.0% of the
W Roscoe St / N Lake Shore 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
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the W Roscoe St / N Lake Shore Dr neighborhood has more
Romanian and Lithuanian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Romanian ancestry and 1.9% have Lithuanian ancestry.
W Roscoe St / N Lake Shore Dr is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Arabic at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars
or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile
not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services
one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in
the W Roscoe St / N Lake Shore Dr neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
43.1% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The W Roscoe St / N Lake Shore Dr neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 40,403 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.1% of the nation's neighborhoods. Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the W Roscoe St / N Lake Shore Dr neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, the real estate in the W Roscoe St / N Lake Shore Dr 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, 96.7% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 99.5% of American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, the W Roscoe St / N Lake Shore 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 86.3% 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.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
Executives, managers and professionals make up 65.4% of the workforce
in the W Roscoe St / N Lake Shore Dr neighborhood which, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such
high-level people than is found in 96.3% of the neighborhoods
in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.