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
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The S Western Ave / W Pope John Paul Ii Dr neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 28,920 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.0% 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 S Western Ave / W Pope John Paul Ii Dr 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 S Western Ave / W Pope John Paul Ii Dr 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 69.5% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 99.6% 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 69.4% of the residential real estate in the S Western Ave / W Pope John Paul Ii Dr neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 97.7% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the S Western Ave / W Pope John Paul Ii Dr neighborhood has more
Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 82.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.
S Western Ave / W Pope John Paul Ii Dr is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 81.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 98.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
The S Western Ave / W Pope John Paul Ii Dr neighborhood is unique for having just
5.4% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree.
This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found
in 95.5% of America's neighborhoods.
In addition, with a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the S Western Ave / W Pope John Paul Ii Dr 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 89% of the neighborhoods in
IL. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to
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.
What is interesting to note, is that the S Western Ave / W Pope John Paul Ii Dr
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(43.2%) than are found in 95.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the S Western Ave / W Pope John Paul Ii Dr
neighborhood than in 95.3% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite
the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains
a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many
laborers and manufacturers.