Clarendon Hills is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 8,658 people and just one neighborhood, Clarendon Hills is the 248th largest community in Illinois.
Real Estate Prices
Clarendon Hills home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Clarendon Hills real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Clarendon Hills is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 93.62% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Clarendon Hills is a village of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clarendon Hills who work in sales jobs (21.25%), management occupations (15.08%) and office and administrative support (11.59%).
Also of interest is that Clarendon Hills has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.76% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Clarendon Hills is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Clarendon Hills is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Clarendon Hills’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Clarendon Hills, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.67 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
In Clarendon Hills, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Clarendon Hills is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.