West Beverly median real estate price is $333,567, which is more expensive than 70.0% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 52.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in West Beverly is currently $1,697, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 53.4% of Illinois neighborhoods.
West Beverly is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Chicago, Illinois.
West Beverly real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the West Beverly neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.
West Beverly has a 11.8% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 67.1% of American neighborhoods). A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (6.4%), which can occur in some markets dominated by colleges or vacation homes. If you live here year round, you will find many of the homes or apartments are empty for all or a portion of the year.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the West Beverly 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 West Beverly community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, 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 West Beverly neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more "urban sophisticates" live than 98.7% 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 highly educated executives.
The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy. From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is that the West Beverly neighborhood in particular stands out when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who are employed by the government. At 14.3% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 96.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
In the West Beverly neighborhood, 13.8% 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 95.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Did you know that the West Beverly neighborhood has more Irish and Lithuanian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 51.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry and 1.7% have Lithuanian ancestry.
West Beverly is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 21.5% 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 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the West Beverly neighborhood in Chicago are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 84.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the West Beverly neighborhood, 47.5% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 27.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (17.7%), and 14.3% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.
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 West Beverly neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Polish, Italian and Spanish.
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the West Beverly neighborhood in Chicago, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (51.4%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (21.3%), and residents who report Polish roots (12.2%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (11.0%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (7.3%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in West Beverly neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (28.4% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (75.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (13.8%) and 5.5% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors 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.