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.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
S Woodlawn Ave / E 52nd St 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
S Woodlawn Ave / E 52nd St community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, if knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood
where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters,
law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in
the S Woodlawn Ave / E 52nd St neighborhood, where 38.9% have
earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in
America, where just 8.4% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree,
and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood
has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 98.1%
of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, one of the most interesting things about the S Woodlawn Ave / E 52nd St
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 50.7% 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
97.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Finally, with a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the S Woodlawn Ave / E 52nd St 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 87% 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: Modes of Transportation
More people in S Woodlawn Ave / E 52nd St choose to walk to work each day
(38.8%) 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, would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted
to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while
reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer.
But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or
alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
revealed that the S Woodlawn Ave / E 52nd St neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 6.4% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 98.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Finally, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 97.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the S Woodlawn Ave / E 52nd St neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 95.4% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 21,441 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 S Woodlawn Ave / E 52nd St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the S Woodlawn Ave / E 52nd St neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 70.6% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 95.9% of all neighborhoods in America.
Furthermore, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The S Woodlawn Ave / E 52nd St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 78.0% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the S Woodlawn Ave / E 52nd St neighborhood has more
Russian and Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Russian ancestry and 1.1% have Belgian ancestry.
S Woodlawn Ave / E 52nd St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Hebrew at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.5% 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 S Woodlawn Ave / E 52nd St neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 97.8% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
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 S Woodlawn Ave / E 52nd St neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
34.8% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.