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 Evanston,
the Northwestern U / Sheridan Rd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Northwestern U / Sheridan Rd neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 66.6%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 99.9% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
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 Northwestern U / Sheridan Rd neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 4.7% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 97.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
An extraordinary 87.1% of the residents of the
Northwestern U / Sheridan Rd neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is
such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes
a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during
the summer when many students are away.
In addition, the Northwestern U / Sheridan Rd 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 7%
of college-friendly places to live in IL.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the Northwestern U / Sheridan Rd
In the Northwestern U / Sheridan Rd neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 99.5% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Northwestern U / Sheridan Rd neighborhood buck
34.1% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Northwestern U / Sheridan Rd neighborhood has more
Eastern European and Asian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 23.5% have Asian ancestry.
Northwestern U / Sheridan Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Korean at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has
a length of commute that is notable.
Residents of the Northwestern U / Sheridan Rd neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 63.6% of the residents have a commute time from
home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher
proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout
found in 96.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the real estate in the Northwestern U / Sheridan Rd neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 79.3% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 97.2% of American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, 90.2% of the real estate in the Northwestern U / Sheridan Rd neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.