Pepper Valley / Blackberry median real estate price is $456,347, which is more expensive than 85.2% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 68.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Pepper Valley / Blackberry is currently $2,818, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 87.5% of the neighborhoods in Illinois.
Pepper Valley / Blackberry is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Geneva, Illinois.
Pepper Valley / Blackberry real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Pepper Valley / Blackberry neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
In Pepper Valley / Blackberry, the current vacancy rate is 3.1%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 80.5% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Pepper Valley / Blackberry is very tight compared to the demand for property here.
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 get around.
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the Pepper Valley / Blackberry neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.
In addition, think about the people you know personally. How many of them would purchase box seats to opening night at the symphony? How many of them regularly attend gallery openings, or are the first to reserve tickets to opening night at the ballet? If they're like most of us, they don't do any of these things. But if you're among an exclusive crowd of wealthy and refined patrons of the arts, then you'll feel right at home in the Pepper Valley / Blackberry neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more "urban sophisticates" live than 96.4% of neighborhoods across the U.S. Here, your neighbors are defined as having urbane tastes in literature, music, live theatre and the arts. They are wealthy, educated, travel in style, and live a big city lifestyle whether or not they live in or near a big city. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives.
In the Pepper Valley / Blackberry neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 23.6% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 95.5% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.
Did you know that the Pepper Valley / Blackberry neighborhood has more Romanian and Polish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Romanian ancestry and 14.9% have Polish ancestry.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Pepper Valley / Blackberry neighborhood in Geneva are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 92.0% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the Pepper Valley / Blackberry neighborhood, 60.2% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 16.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (13.2%), and 9.7% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Pepper Valley / Blackberry neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.0%).
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the Pepper Valley / Blackberry neighborhood in Geneva, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (29.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (17.5%), and residents who report Polish roots (14.9%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (13.0%), along with some English ancestry residents (9.8%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Pepper Valley / Blackberry neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (35.9% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (44.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (20.1%) and 8.9% of residents also take the train for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.