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 Cicero,
the W Cermak Rd / S 59th Ct neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the W Cermak Rd / S 59th Ct
neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed
in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact,
despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has
48.6% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a
higher proportion than 99.2% of American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the W Cermak Rd / S 59th Ct neighborhood has more
Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 83.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.
W Cermak Rd / S 59th Ct is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 87.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the W Cermak Rd / S 59th Ct neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 96.0% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 23,858 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 W Cermak Rd / S 59th Ct 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 W Cermak Rd / S 59th Ct 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, 46.2% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 97.4% of America's neighborhoods.
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 W Cermak Rd / S 59th Ct neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 76.7% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the W Cermak Rd / S 59th Ct neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
22.7% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
97.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 94.9%
of the adult residents in the W Cermak Rd / S 59th Ct neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 95.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, the W Cermak Rd / S 59th Ct neighborhood stands out within Illinois
for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students,
is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this
makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider.
Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may
be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared
towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone,
ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and
school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an
above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the
neighborhood is rated among the top 10%
of college-friendly places to live in IL.