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 Wayne Ave / W Waveland Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
Do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If
so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research
revealed that a full 91.6% of the adults living in the
N Wayne Ave / W Waveland Ave neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's
degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.9%
of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.
In addition, in a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the
N Wayne Ave / W Waveland Ave neighborhood stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
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 N Wayne Ave / W Waveland Ave neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more
"urban sophisticates" live than 97.4% 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, highly educated executives and college students.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the N Wayne Ave / W Waveland Ave neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 96.8% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 28,010 people per square mile living here. 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 N Wayne Ave / W Waveland Ave neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
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 Wayne Ave / W Waveland Ave 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, 47.5% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 97.6% of America'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 75.3% of the residential real estate in the N Wayne Ave / W Waveland Ave neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 98.8% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the N Wayne Ave / W Waveland Ave neighborhood, 49.1% 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 98.7% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the N Wayne Ave / W Waveland Ave neighborhood has more
Irish and Polish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 28.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry and 11.4% have Polish ancestry.
N Wayne Ave / W Waveland Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world,
with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer
to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long
time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods
for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents.
In the N Wayne Ave / W Waveland Ave neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 98.0% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.